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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1959 July

Polio Vaccine Shortage in Roanoke

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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1 min., 05 sec.
WSLS-TV reporter Sid Shaw interviews Don Ahern, vice president of Roanoke, Va., pharmaceutical supply company McKesson and Robbins, regarding Roanoke's supply of polio vaccine. Ahern explains that retail availability of the vaccine has fallen in Roanoke due to outbreaks of polio in other parts of the country, but he asserts that healthcare providers are adequately supplied with the vaccine and that he expects overall supply to return to "more than adequate" levels within two weeks.
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