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Swine Flu Vaccine / Lag In Program #243710

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 09, 1976
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(Studio) Federal health officials plan publicity campaign with regard to swine flu vaccine due to apparent lagging interest in shots.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) People remember deaths after vaccination of 3 people in Allegheny Cnty., Pennsylvania. [Vaccination program director Dr. J. Don. MILLAR - says reports tell him fear of death stemming from Pennsylvania situation is primary reason for lack of interest in program, especially among poor and blacks.] Federal health officials say there was no relation shown between deaths and vaccine and now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area is ahead with program. [Allegheny county health department director Frank CLACK - says all research agreed vaccine not involved in deaths.] [MILLAR - says critical time is between now and Christmas.] Other details with regard to lag in program noted.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David
Duration:
00:02:40

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