The CDC’s guidelines for giving priority to the in-short-supply H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine puts people age 65 and older at the end of the line. The CDC seems to have a cogent reason for putting seniors last: They appear to be less susceptible to swine flu infection than younger people. On the other hand, healthy people age 20-64 receive priority over people age 65 and older even if the senior citizen has a health condition that could cause serious complications if they catch the flu.
I am not making accusations, but could someone please explain to me why a healthy younger person receives priority for a swine flu vaccine over an unhealthy older person? Details over at Secondhand Smoke .