:pOctober 27, 2009
First Daughter’s Receive H1N1 Vaccine
A spokeswoman for the First Lady's office says Sasha & Malia Obama received their H1N1 vaccines last week after the immunizations were made available to Washington, D.C. school children. The White House physician applied for and received the vaccines through the DC Department of Health, "using the same process as every other vaccination site in the District."
The President and the First Lady have not received the H1N1 vaccine, says the spokeswoman in a statement, "and they will wait until the needs of the priority groups identified by the CDC ... have been met.'
The Centers for Disease Control identifies those priority groups as children and young people up to the age of 24, pregnant women, health care workers, and older people who have, "health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza."
All four of the Obama's have received the seasonal flu vaccine.