May 14, 2021

Vax Facts Friday 5.14.21

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Q. What U.S. president met with vaccine maker Maurice Hilleman to discuss a vaccine for swine influenza?

A. Gerald R. Ford
B. Ronald Reagan
C. Richard M. Nixon
D. James “Jimmy” Carter

 

 

 

 

 

 

The correct answer is A. Gerald R. Ford
During his presidency, Gerald Ford met with Maurice Hilleman and other vaccine makers to discuss a vaccine for swine influenza. This meeting was held because a swine influenza outbreak was occurring at Fort Dix, a military base in New Jersey.

 

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