January 12,2010

Grassley asks questions about the H1N1 vaccine

WASHINGTON --- Senator Chuck Grassley is asking top government officials for information about the H1N1 vaccine, following a voluntary recall last month by two manufacturers of the vaccine and amid ongoing clinical trials.

Grassley said he appreciates what was done to make the H1N1 vaccine available in such a short timeframe.

“I’m asking these questions on behalf of taxpayers and the public, as part of the responsibility held by all of us in Congress to conduct ongoing oversight of the executive branch,” he said. “It’s a matter of accountability and gathering information to improve future initiatives and emergency response efforts.”