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Swine flu vaccines: Who's getting them?

From Trish Regan, TODAY contributor and co-anchor of CNBC's "The Call" (M-F 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET), This is a story that is close to home for me. I'm set to deliver twins in about six weeks, and I had a heck of a time trying to secure a shot. I finally did, but it wasn't through my hospital. They didn't have any. Nor was it through my doctor. She didn't have any. It was through someone who knew a

From Trish Regan, TODAY contributor and co-anchor of CNBC's "The Call" (M-F 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET), This is a story that is close to home for me. I'm set to deliver twins in about six weeks, and I had a heck of a time trying to secure a shot. I finally did, but it wasn't through my hospital. They didn't have any. Nor was it through my doctor. She didn't have any. It was through someone who knew a doctor, who knew a doctor. In the meantime, as someone who is around people in finance every day, I learned that a number of New York businesses including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup had received vaccines. I thought to myself, this just doesn't seem right, and decided to investigate. The response to the story has been enormous. One of the most interesting responses came from Morgan Stanley. A spokesperson from the investment firm e-mailed me this afternoon stating that they had received 1,000 doses of the swine flu vaccine (they went through the normal protocol to receive them) but, after seeing my report they decided to donate all of them to area hospitals. The problem isn't necessarily with the corporations receiving the doses (after all, they're applying just like the hospitals). Rather, this is a question of a breakdown in the distribution system. Why would New York City send vaccines to investment banks and other employers before making sure every hospital and doctor had enough vaccines? Share your thoughts below. Video: Wall Street gets swine flu vaccinesDiscuss: Fair for firms to get vaccines first?