Lee-Anne Goodman
The Canadian Press
November 4, 2009

Thousands of people in both the U.S. and Canada have been turned away from swine flu clinics in recent days because of a shortage of H1N1 vaccine, but countless others want nothing to do with getting inoculated against a flu that’s spreading faster than any other.

Suspicion surrounding the H1N1 vaccine is vexing public health officials in the United States, who say getting inoculated against the swine flu is safe. Some Americans, however, insist it’s a new vaccine with potential long-term side effects that cannot yet be known.

A leading government health official said Tuesday that tests on more than 10 million people who have received the vaccine prove that it’s safe and effective.

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