Government says federal workers at risk from the flu
WASHINGTON The government's making sure there's vaccine for federal workers most at risk from the flu.The Health and Human Services Department says the workers will be able to get free shots starting next week. They'll only be available to people who fall within government guidelines -- pregnant women, the chronically ill and, in some instances, federal workers 65 and older
A spokesman says he doesn't know how many doses will be available.
Last week, Capitol physician John Eisold was criticized after his office revealed he was urging lawmakers to get vaccinated, regardless of whether they fall into the government's high-risk categories.
Some lawmakers and constituents say members of Congress should not be getting special treatment when people are waiting in line for flu shots around the country.
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