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Description:This signage represented the national symbol for the 1976 National Influenza Immunization Program.
“Early in 1976 several soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey, fell ill with a strain of H1N1 influenza. One of the soldiers died from this swine flu, leading to fears of a widespread outbreak of a strain of flu that might be closely related to the one that caused the 1918 pandemic.”

”At the urging of the Center for Disease Control and several well-known and respected scientists, the Ford administration moved quickly to initiate a program to inoculate every American against this perceived threat.”

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Donnald A. Berreth
Creation Date:1976
Photo Credit:
Links:President, Gerald R. Ford, Presidential Library and Museum; The Swine Flu Immunization Program of 1976
CDC Organization
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