NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 24, 1977
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(Studio) Michigan law requires children to have vaccinations against all childhood diseases before they can attend school. Many in Detroit are sent home today for not having shots.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Detroit, Michigan) [WOMAN - asks if she can get children after school hrs.] [MAN - says they have to go home.] For 2 years, Detroit program was voluntary, but after measles epidemic last March, health officials ordered mandatory immunization. [Public health director Dr. William CLEXTON - notes effect immunization program had on epidemic.] Many children end up in clinics today and health officials say if similar attitude adopted over cntry., then childhood diseases could be virtually wiped out.
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis