ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 24, 1977
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(Studio) Detroit is one of few cities imposing law requiring school children to have childhood disease vaccinations.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Detroit, Michigan) Many children thruout Detroit school system are sent home from school because they don't have all immunizations for childhood diseases required before they enter. Parents had been warned weeks ago, but many are confused by rules. [WOMAN - notes one child's record isn't complete and he'll have to go home.] [2nd WOMAN - makes telephone call to tell child's parent he can't stay.] [Rosetta HALL - says it was misunderstanding; thought child had all shots needed.] Many children excluded from school end up in city clinics, which is what health officials had hoped for. Officials say crackdown not too tough, when epidemics of measles or polio are considered.
REPORTER: Julie Eckhert
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