ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is strongly encouraging the public to get vaccinated against the seasonal and swine flu as shots and nasal mists become available.
Sebelius was in St. Louis on Tuesday and said the public can be sure the new swine flu vaccine is safe and that no shortcuts were taken in its development.
She was joined by Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay of St. Louis and others at Saint Louis University's Center for Vaccine Development, where researchers said they think everything has gone right with developing the vaccine.
The center is one of eight around the country funded by the National Institutes of Health to conduct research on the vaccine.
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