Congressional staffers told to get vaccinated prior to NASCAR races

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Today’s ridiculous story about representatives of our beloved federal government involves congressional staffers, NASCAR, and vaccinations. It seems the House Homeland Security Committee organized a fact-finding mission to two NEXTEL Cup races (Talladega last weekend and Lowe’s Motor Speedway this coming weekend) to “study public health issues at mass gatherings.” Prior to heading out on the trips, the aides participating in the study were advised to get a battery of immunizations to protect against — we’re not making it up — hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus, diphtheria and influenza.

Read on after the jump to find out why immunizations are necessary for staffers attending NASCAR races.

[Source: The Charlotte Observer]

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