October 27th, 2009
03:12 PM ET
4 years ago

White House: First daughters have received H1N1 vaccination

The White House announced Tuesday that the first daughters have received the H1N1 vaccination but the president and first lady will wait until priority groups are vaccinated before receiving theirs.
The White House announced Tuesday that the first daughters have received the H1N1 vaccination but the president and first lady will wait until priority groups are vaccinated before receiving theirs.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – First daughters Malia and Sasha Obama were vaccinated last week against the H1N1 flu virus, the White House announced late Tuesday in a post on the official White House blog.

"President and Mrs. Obama have not yet been vaccinated for H1N1," Katie McCormick-Lelyveld, the first lady's press secretary wrote, "and they will wait until the needs of the priority groups identified by the CDC - including young people under the age of 24, pregnant women, and people with underlying conditions - have been met."

McCormick-Lelyveld wrote that the first daughters were vaccinated last week when the H1N1 vaccine became available to Washington, D.C. school children.

"The girls' H1N1 vaccine was administered by a White House physician, who applied for and received the vaccine from the DC Department of Health using the same process as every other vaccination site in the District."

Tuesday's blog post also encouraged the public to check flu.gov in order to learn more about how to protect against the flu.

In an interview on CNN's State of the Union late last month, the president told CNN's John King that the first family would "will stand in line like everybody else," to get the H1N1 vaccine. "And when folks say it's our turn, that's when we'll get it," the president also told King.


Filed under: H1N1 virus • Obama family • Swine Flu
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Laura, Boston MA

    At least it was available for the first daughters...not the same if they lived in many of the 50 states....I hope other peoples "babies" get the same opportunity to stay healthy.

    October 27, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  2. simp

    what a class act these people are. Just regular people who happen to be the President and First Lady of America,

    October 27, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  3. db

    At least Malia and Sasha can get this scarce vaccine. How about your kids?

    October 27, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  4. Horace

    Always glad to see there's no special treatment there:

    "The girls' H1N1 vaccine was administered by a White House physician, who applied for and received the vaccine from the DC Department of Health using the same process as every other vaccination site in the District."

    What a hoot!

    October 27, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  5. tate

    Of course they get them we all have to wait. Kind of like him flying all over the country killing the ozone on the tax payors time to act like chearleader in chief. so sick of looking at this little boy play grown up.

    October 27, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  6. enoughalready

    WOW.....What a guy.....

    October 27, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  7. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Good luck Obama girls and stay healthy. We love you as we love all our children.

    October 27, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  8. shmeckel

    The pharmaceutical companies are going to make a killing after this week of Obama campaigning for them.

    October 27, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
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