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Swine Flu / Paralysis #243837

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 16, 1976
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(Studio) Govt. officials suspend swine flu vaccine program and some health officials say it will never be resumed. Suspension comes while doctors research possible connection between shots and form of temporary paralysis, called Guillain-Barre syndrome.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlanta, Georgia) [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) spokesperson Dr. William FOEGE - says rates of victims who had taken shot suggests increase in those vaccinated; says program not ended, but paused while research done.] Research process noted. [FOEGE - says suspension of program not desired, but is prudent to do so. Says if evidence of disease transmission reported, program will be resumed.] [NYC's Peggy DUROIN - says if centers were giving shots she'd get 1.]
REPORTER: Tony Sargent (WCCO-TV newsfilm)

Cronkite, Walter

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