Fox News article “If you don’t want to get the flu vaccine, it’s your choice to opt out,” Dr. Stephen Miller, director of the National Institutes of Health, told reporters.
“And if you don\’t have to, we want you to have the choice.”
Miller added that it was up to people to make that choice, even if they didn\’t know what to do or how to do it.
But he also acknowledged that the government needs to make sure vaccines are affordable for everyone, and that they have to work for everyone.
Miller said that there was no evidence to suggest that the flu shot caused more deaths than the vaccine.
“I would say the risk is really small,” he said.
“The number of deaths is lower than the risk of death from any other cause,” he added.
Miller also said that people who are taking the flu shots should not be alarmed.
“I mean, that\’s the only way to really make sure that there\’s not an overabundance of flu shots,” he told reporters at the news conference.
Miller also said the government needed to make certain that the vaccine was working, adding that the virus is still spreading and there were a lot of unanswered questions about the vaccine’s effectiveness.
“So we have to find out exactly how well the flu vaccines are working, and how they work for us,” he concluded.
Miller said that the CDC has found that more than half of all adults who get the influenza shot have not been able to get back on their feet and that about 15 percent of those who had not received the vaccine, or who were on other medications, were experiencing symptoms of the flu.
Miller did not say how many people had died.
The CDC and other federal agencies have been trying to find ways to make vaccines more affordable for people since the virus struck the United States and caused a pandemic.
Miller, who chairs the agency\’s influenza vaccine committee, said that while there were many hurdles to be overcome, the agency had come up with a plan to help get people on the vaccination rolls.
“We have the right technology.
We have the appropriate systems in place,” he explained.
“So we are making sure that if people have a choice, they are making it.
And we are doing everything we can to make it as accessible as we can.”