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January 1963


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Tulsa, Okla.

Am J Dis Child. 1963;105(1):114. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1963.02080040116020

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To the Editor: With the recent defeat of the King-Anderson legislation, the medical profession has apparently relaxed, and no publicity is being given to a bill that has passed the House and threatens to pass the Senate at any moment, HR 10541, entitled The Vaccination Assistance Act of 1962. This innocuous little bill that has slipped by the AMA and won its endorsement, in spite of its Legislative Committee's recommendations, was not even acted upon officially by the Academy of Pediatrics, may, in any state with a politically inclined director of health, be the beginning of removing all immunizations from the physicians' offices, into the public health clinics and health departments of that state.

An average of $14,000,000 for the next 3 years is being allocated to the Surgeon General, to allow him—at his discretion—upon the call of the State Director of Public Health, to set up and finance and

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