Dr. David Sencer, American public health official who orchestrated the 1976 immunization program against swine flu, is interviewed by Mike Wallace CBS 60 Minutes.
1979 video documentary excerpts:
WALLACE: Nearly everyone was to receive a shot in a public health facility where a doctor might not be present, therefore it was up to the CDC to come up with some kind of official consent form giving the public all the information needed about the swine flu shot. This form stated that the swine flu vaccine had been tested. What it didn’t say was that after those tests were completed, the scientists developed another vaccine and that it was the one given to most of the 46 million who took the shot. That vaccine was called X-53a, was it ever field tested?
DR SENCER: I can’t say. I would have to
WALLACE: It wasn’t
DR SENCER: I don’t know
WALLACE: Well, I would think that you’re in charge of the program
DR SENCER: I would have to check the records. I haven’t looked at this in some time.
WALLACE: The information form, the consent form, was also supposed to warn people about any risk of serious complications following the shot. But did it?