President and First Lady Obama Get H1N1 Flu Shots

Declaring that the H1N1 vaccine is safe, President Obama says he and the First Lady got their swine flu shots on Sunday.

If it wasn't safe, he said he would not have allowed daughters Sasha and Malia, "the two people that are most important in my life," to get the vaccinations for H1N1 several months ago.

President Obama was given the swine flu shot on Sunday, while Mrs. Obama was vaccinated a few days earlier. The President and First Lady waited so late in the flu season to get the H1N1 vaccine because they were not in one of the high risk groups — mostly children and pregnant women, as well as people with asthma. Now that the H1N1 vaccine shortage is more or less over, health officials are encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.