’Tis the Season: Hog Farmers Plead for H1N1 Vaccine Ahead of Santa

By Lauren Etter, WSJ Blogs

When making a list – and checking it twice – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should place hog farmers ahead of Santa Claus for priority access to the H1N1 vaccine, the National Pork Producers Council recommended.

“Santa Claus is among our most revered figures,” said Don Butler, president of the pork council in a news release. “But – and I hope I don’t get on his naughty list for this – inoculating pork industry workers to ensure that our pigs remain healthy, we feel, is at least as important – if not more so – as keeping Father Christmas from getting the flu.”

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