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Swine Flu Vaccine / Government Contracts / Supply #489968

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 13, 1976
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(Studio) Govt. signs contracts with companies making swine flu vaccine to buy all they make for adults by Christmas. Vaccination schedule about 6 weeks late. In congress hearing today, drug companies get some of blame.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Recent survey says only 56% of Americans plan to take vaccine; if more want it, there won't be enough. [Assistant Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Dr. Theodore COOPER - says every adult who wants vaccine should be able to receive it by Christmas.] Because of limited vaccine supply, states have to decide who gets it and when.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

Chancellor, John;
Simpson, Carole

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