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. Victim of Democratic Greed

    Well that's just nice, but is it actually news worthy?

    October 27, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  2. Obama Victim

    I thought there was a shortage of vaccine??? how can this be??

    October 27, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    At least they are getting their shots like the WH recommended everyone else should. I had a really good laugh when I read about Rep. Wilson, whose wife contracted the 'flu', wanting to wait until "everyone else got their flu shot" before he had his! What is he scared of any 'side effects'? The Obamas, once again practice what they preach AND lead by example. I hope the babies stay healthy.

    October 27, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  4. Perecorp

    Of course they have. Citizens can't get the vaccine due to delays but rest assured the President's kids are first ion line!

    October 27, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  5. LacrosseMom

    Sometimes I check the Faux News blogs. There was a question about this from a far-right woman, asking if the First Family (though she did not put it that way) was going get the H1N1 vaccine.

    October 27, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  6. Barbara -

    Now if anyone was afraid of the vaccine this should put their minds to rest. President Obama would certainly not put his daughters at risk!

    October 27, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  7. Bluebonnet

    The girls' H1N1 vaccine was administered by a White House physician – blah blah blah! Who cares? There is no vacine where I live and I'm high risk.

    October 27, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  8. Lillie

    Good! Beautiful girls with wonderful parents!!

    October 27, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  9. phoenix86

    Congrats, they are now protected from their father.

    October 27, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  10. Bill S

    As someone who travels extensively and shakes a LOT of hands, the President should be vaccinated immediately – whatever the political fallout. The same is true for the First Lady.

    If the President becomes seriously ill, it has effects which extend to the economy and foreign relations.

    October 27, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  11. Lurch

    Do you honestly think these 2 girls weren't bumped to the head of the line because of who their father is?

    Also if this had happened to Bushes daughters the press would be losing their minds by now.

    October 27, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  12. Bush_Low_I.Q.

    Is there a vaccine that can cure the disease of "GREED FOR OIL".

    George W. Bush is suffering from "GREED FOR OIL".

    And these disease is spreading to all his supporters.

    Bush attacked Iraq of Oil. No Iraqi was involved in 9/11. Bush created a false report that Iraq has WMDs to mislead Americans into Iraq war.

    Bush should be in Jail. Bush should be tried for war crimes.

    October 27, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  13. David

    great to see that the most important people are getting there shots, while there is a shortage for the public

    October 27, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  14. Mike Syracuse, NY

    "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."

    Right. And i'm sure it received the same priority as all the other requests too. Given there's a nationwide shortage of the vaccine, it sure looks like they got head of the line treatment.

    October 27, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  15. Hammerer

    This is a great example of the government controlled healthcare. No vaccine available, no equipment available for vaccinating the at risk.
    Total confusion and this is the promise for healthcare our congress is trying to sell the country. Total disaster!

    October 27, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  16. Perkle

    Whoop-ti-doo and who cares?

    October 27, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  17. Drone Pilot

    I don't belive it for a minute. Plus, you should keep your child's health history private, between them and their doctor.

    October 27, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  18. Lisa B

    I am so proud of this President and his family.

    October 27, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  19. Richard I

    The president's track record isn't good I've seen nothing but talk. Always doing things a little to late. If he waited to get the vaccine like everyone else would show me his integrity. It now shows me he doesn't take personal responsibility for his decisions.

    October 27, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  20. Monica

    And this is news-worthy how exactly?

    October 27, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  21. USMC VET - Boston

    Smart 1st Family......wonderful girls....we all LOVE YOU OBAMA

    October 27, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  22. southerncousin

    The rest of us can't. But the sacred family can. Pretty sorry state of affairs. Libertards don't care a whit about people except for how much tax money they can steal from them and this lying president they elected?

    October 27, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  23. Ashley Mead

    My daughter and myself are getting the shot. She has one kidney and has had it from birth and I myself am pregnant. I have seen my daughter get the flu every winter and I finally had enough. Too many trips to the emergency room for 102.00 fevers, too many late nights with the nasal aspirator and cold packs! We have the opportunity to prevent infection and it is time to use it!

    October 27, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  24. Sherry for Obama

    Republicans will put their spin on it and say that the Obama girl's received their shots ahead of other school age kid's.........Only negativity and doubt spew from the right wing mouth's

    October 27, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  25. Peggy

    President Obama is a true LEADER. :) This is why the old white headed Republicans hate him because he practice what he preaches. I expect we will hear from those two NUT CASES, Beck and Limburgh, in some hateful remarks :(

    October 27, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
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