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Medicine: Swine Flu / Vaccine #957973

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 05, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Studio: Robert Bazell) The beginning of inoculations against the swine flu featured; scenes shown from hospitals in Memphis and Indianapolis, where health care workers got the FluMist†† nasal spray; details given about the difficulty in distribution and concern about safety. [Marion County, Indiana, health department Dr. Virginia CAINE†- says this vaccine is safe.] [LeBonheur Children's Medical Center nurse Holly SMITH – says it’s very important.] [CDC's Dr. Jay BUTLER†- agrees distribution is not fast enough.] [University of Minnesota Dr. Michael OSTERHOLM†- comments on the lack of trained people to deliver the vaccine.] The fact that this vaccine is made the same way as seasonal flu vaccine noted.

Williams, Brian;
Bazell, Robert

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