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Royals must wait in line for flu vaccine

Christine Demsteader · 31 Oct 2009, 12:20

Published: 31 Oct 2009 12:20 GMT+01:00

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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia have previously revealed their intention to be vaccinated against the A(H1H1) virus, according to an article in the Expressen newspaper.

Yet, despite their privileged position, the couple are not jumping the queue and must wait their turn.

”The National Board of Health and Welfare has recommended the vaccine,” Nina Eldh, head of information at the Royal Court, told Expressen.

”They will have it when it is available,” she added.

The Royal Court also confirmed that Daniel Westling had his first swine flu vaccine around a week ago.

Following a kidney transplant earlier this year he was placed in a high-risk group of patients. It is likely that the rest of the Royal Family will have the vaccine within the next week.

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To date, around one million Swedes have been vaccinated against swine flu in a national programme that began in mid October.

Christine Demsteader (christine.demsteader@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

15:35 October 31, 2009 by rob582
Strange this, my wife turned up to a regular doctor's appointment in Stockholm last week and was offered the jab while she was waiting. Took 5 minutes and she was done. She is no risk group at all.
16:32 October 31, 2009 by Nemesis
The more that are vacinated the better.
16:43 November 1, 2009 by staz
Well, we're still waiting in line here in the U.S. My 'high-risk' mother-in-law was told to call back every day for the last 2 weeks. Meanwhile, the detainees at Gitnmo are receiving inoculation, courtesy of the the tax-payers. Remember when our messiah said he'd close Gitmo? Seems to me I remember that.

Meanwhile, our government comes up with a 1,990 page piece of legislation so our government can completely take-over health-care ... so it can all work as well as the swine-flu inoculations.

Movin' to Galt's Gulch.
04:14 November 2, 2009 by randyt
Guards at Gitmo will get the H1N1 vacine first. High risk detainees will be offered the vacine next. Orders for the vacine were made some time ago. Standard military procedures.

There is no bill in the US for the government to "take over" health care, even if and when a public option is in the final bill. It will be an "insurance" with low operating cost in order to provide more of our citizens health care.

I'm sure in Sweden where all citizens are born with health care it is hard to understand all the hate flowing from the Republicans about trying to cover all our citizens.
17:54 November 2, 2009 by cnj
Are you sure to know averything about A-H1N1?

Do you know Jane Burgermeister?

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