NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 02, 1976
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(Studio) Prod. of swine flu vaccine far behind; President Ford calls in Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary David Mathews with regard to situation.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Mathews says major problem is insurance; it doesn't start till October 1 and companies reluctant to deliver vaccine before then. Though enough vaccine now produced, isn't in dosage size; Mathews says companies have agreed to cooperate to move program so shots can be given before flu season gets in full swing. Success of program important to President just before election. President says program better work right, according to Press Secretary Ron Nessen.
REPORTER: Marilyn Berger
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