CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 13, 1976
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(Studio) Admin. tells Congress swine flu program ready to get underway.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Federal officials say program to be ready by October, about 6 weeks behind schedule and short of expected number of dosages. Assistant Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Dr. Theodore Cooper says 75% of adults who want shot should be able to get it by Christmas. Doctors still working on child's dosage; those with medical problems will get it 1st. Ins. coverage noted. Subcommittee chairperson Representative Paul Rogers blames poor mgment. of federal health officials and footdragging by ins. and drug firms for delay. [ROGERS - says committee amazed at industry's lack of response to program.] Polls show only 56% of Americans plan to get shots, but figure expected to go up at flu season.
REPORTER: Jim McManus
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