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HHS Secretary: Americans “Must” Get H1N1 Flu Vaccine

by @ 1:21 pm on October 7, 2009. Filed under Health, Swine Flu

The great Swine Flu vaccine propaganda campaign has begun:

WASHINGTON – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appealed anew Wednesday for widespread inoculation against a surging swine flu threat, calling the vaccine “safe and secure.”

Sebelius unconditionally vouched for the safety of the vaccine, saying it “has been made exactly the same way seasonal vaccine has been made, year in and year out.”

Appearing on morning news shows to step up the Obama administration’s campaign for vaccinations, Sebelius said that “the adverse effects are minimal. … We know it’s safe and secure. … This is definitely is a safe vaccine for people to get.”

Sebelius was asked on CNN about surveys showing many parents were wary of getting their children vaccinated for fear the vaccine has been too hastily prepared and wasn’t safe. She replied that it was targeted specifically at the H1N1 virus and was “right on target with an immune response.”

The HHS secretary appeared as new cases of the flu, particularly among younger people, have been appearing recently. Some 600 people have died so far from the flu in this country, and the government has targeted roughly 90,000 sites to receive the swine flu vaccine by the end of this month.

“This flu is a younger person’s flu,” Sebelius said on NBC’s “Today” show. “Kids have no immunity to the flu … children are great carriers of bugs and viruses.”

Because of the danger of easy transmission, especially in school and day-care settings, Sebelius said, “We strongly urge parents to take precautionary steps. Flu kills every year … and we’ve got a great vaccine to deal with it.”

Translation — we’re from the government, trust us

2 Responses to “HHS Secretary: Americans “Must” Get H1N1 Flu Vaccine”

  1. tfr says:

    The more they hype the crap out of this, the stronger the basis for a lawsuit for the one person for whom it doesn’t work.

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