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Medicine: Swine Flu / Vaccine #959320

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 23, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Studio: Robert Bazell) The H1N1/swine flu outbreak that is striking mostly young people updated; scenes shown from the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas; statistics cited. [Children’s Medical Center Dr. James THOMAS†- says there is a higher volume than normal of respiratory illness.] [Patient Jacob Henderson’s mother Niki HENDERSON†- comments on her son’s illness.] [CDC’s Dr. Thomas FRIEDEN†- says to be in the peak of flu season in October is unusual.]

(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The vaccine shortage featured; scenes shown of lines in Los Angeles, Rockville, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Las Vegas and Portland, Oregon. [3 WOMEN, pregnant Angela WANSON‡– comment.] [Los Angeles County Health Department Dr. Jonathan FIELDING†- comments on the massive immunization effort.] [Portland resident Greg PRAY†- comments on forfeiting his vaccine for a pregnant woman.]

Williams, Brian;
Bazell, Robert;
Cowan, Lee

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