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Obama girls get H1N1 shots, president waits

President Barack Obama's daughters, Malia and Sasha, have received their swine flu shots.
/ Source: The Associated Press

President Barack Obama's daughters, Malia and Sasha, have received their swine flu shots.

A spokeswoman for first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that 11-year-old Malia and 8-year-old Sasha received their H1N1 shots last week from a White House doctor after the vaccine became available to schoolchildren in the Washington, D.C., area.

The spokeswoman, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, said the president and Mrs. Obama would wait to get their shots until after people in priority groups, such as children, young adults and pregnant women, have received their H1N1 vaccinations.

All four of the Obamas already have received their seasonal flu shots.