House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch) is calling on the Center for Disease Control to explain why some large corporations like Goldman Sachs received large quantities of H1N1 Swine Flu vaccines that were not easily available to the public.
"This confirms my greatest fears that employees of influential corporations have received preferential treatment during this pandemic," said Pallone, referring to reports that several Wall Street firms were given the H1N1 vaccine for their employees during a time of shortage. "The vaccines should be distributed according to medical priorities, noteconomic privilege. I took action when I learned of the involvement of Goldman Sachs in distributing H1N1 vaccine and now I'm taking action again. I urge the CDC to review its distribution procedures in preparation for the next public health emergency and to provide Congress with an explanation."