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Focus (Childhood Vaccinations) #635376

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 15, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Houston: Suzanne Malveaux) "Boosting awareness" about childhood vaccinations examined; CDC (Centers for Disease Control) statistics listed; details given of problems causing drops in immunization levels. [Clinic director Dr. Anna WHITE - says many immigrant families do not present immunization records.] [CDC Dr.Walt ORENSTEIN - expresses concern about "pockets" of lower immunization coverage.] [Houston health and human services Dr. Mary DESVIGNES-KENDRICK - admits complacency in Houston.] How keeping centralized records can help raise immunization rates noted. [Newark health and human services director Catherine CUOMO-CECERE - wants expanded coverage.]

Malveaux, Suzanne;
Seigenthaler, John

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