Vaccine hogs, part 4

Vaccine hogs, part 4

Vaccine hogs, part 4

Gossip, speculation, and scuttlebutt about politics.
Oct. 25 2004 6:25 PM

Vaccine Hogs, Part 4

Brooklyn judges at the trough.

An editorial in the Oct. 25 New York Daily News relates the following:

Each year, the judges and their staffs at the Brooklyn courthouse get flu shots, at $20 each, courtesy of nearby Long Island College Hospital. This year, vaccinations were set for Oct. 20 at the courthouse.

… Then came news [on Oct. 5 ] of the vaccine shortage. On Oct. 12, hundreds of court employees were notified that the shots would be canceled. Later that day, by phone and e-mail, a second, secret message was relayed to 50 or so judges saying, according to one robe-wearer, "Don't tell anyone, but we're giving the shots to judges next Wednesday."

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According to the Daily News, most of the judges who were contacted went ahead and got their shots.

Vaccine Hogs Archive:
Oct. 22, 2004: "Chicago Bears at the Trough"
Oct. 21, 2004: "You Knew Tom DeLay Had To Be One, Right?"
Oct. 20, 200f: "Not Every Member of Congress Needs a Flu Shot"