NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 23, 1976
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(Studio) Polio vaccine probe underway by Senator health subcommittee Shortage to be remedied; many children have not been vaccinated, due to parents' neglect; one Senator calls situation dangerous. Oral vaccine safety questioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Dr. Jonas Salk says oral vaccine has caused polio. [SALK - says oral vaccine not completely safe.] Govt. officials say oral vaccine more effective. [Director CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Dr. David SENCER - says benefits of oral vaccine outweigh risks.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - questions Sencer with regard to total absence of polio.] [SENCER - says there will be some cases.] Senator Kennedy wants parents to have choice between oral and injected vaccine.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan
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