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Childhood Immunization Safety (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-11-25

Duration: 00:04:31

Subjects: Immunization of children | Whooping cough | Health Care | Vaccines


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Leslie, Carole Reporter
  • Dunlap, Wallace Interviewee
  • Davis, Zimena Interviewee


This segment from the November 25, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Carole Leslie’s report on the controversy over the safety of childhood immunizations, including the whooping cough vaccine. She interviews Dr. Wallace Dunlap, a pediatrician, who discusses the possible side effects of the whooping cough vaccine, the dangers of whooping cough, and the precautions that doctors take before administering immunizations. Leslie also interviews mother Zimena Davis, who discusses her decision to have her child immunized. Host: Ken Johnson