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Oct 7, 2009 7:56 AM by Associated Press

Sebelius: Americans must get swine flu vaccination

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is urging people to get their swine flu vaccine, calling it "safe and secure." Sebelius made the rounds of morning network news shows Wednesday to renew a federal appeal for widespread vaccination, saying a quick response is vital because H1N1 already is spreading in some areas.

Asked on NBC's "Today" program about those who are reluctant to get the vaccine, Sebelius said "the adverse effects are minimal." She said production is ahead of schedule and a full supply should be available by the end of the month. Sebelius said, "We will push the vaccine out as quickly as we get it." HHS has identified 90,000 sites across the country to receive the vaccine.

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