Parents worried about safety of H1N1 vaccine

Even though federal, state and local officials are urging residents to get vaccinated against the swine flu, many Long Island parents say they?re concerned about the vaccine?s safety.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius say the H1N1 vaccine is safe and secure.

Nassau and Suffolk have each received 1,000 doses in nasal mist form. The New York State Department of Health says shots should arrive on Long Island later this month.

Health officials say the nasal spray is not for pregnant women, children under 2 and anyone with asthma. They say the vaccine in shot form, however, can be taken by the majority of the population.

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