Obamas Will Get Flu Vaccine
By Ceci Connolly
The first family plans to queue up for the swine flu vaccine -- when the time comes.
President Obama says he's looking to scientific experts to prioritize who gets innoculated when in this country.
"My understanding at this point is that the high-risk populations are going to be first with the vaccine, and that means not only health-care workers, but particularly children with underlying neurological vulnerabilities," he said on CNN's "State of the Union" program Sunday.
"And so we've got to make sure that those vaccines go to them first."
Under that approach, the president said he expected his two daughters would receive the vaccine and that he "may come fairly far down the line" in prioritization.
"We want to get vaccinated. We think it's the right thing to do," he added. "We will stand in line like everybody else. And when folks say it's our turn, that's when we'll get it."
September 21, 2009; 9:05 AM ET
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