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CREW: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Regarding Distribution of the H1N1 Vaccine

Today CREW filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeking documents related to the policies and practices the agency is following with respect to the distribution of the H1N1 vaccine. CREW seeks these documents in light of recent news reports that despite the critical shortage of the vaccine, particularly for those most at-risk, top Wall Street firms and other private companies have obtained the vaccine for their employees. Separately, CREW has asked the Secretary of HHS to investigate why the CDC approved distribution of the vaccine to private companies.