Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

On February 5, 1976, an Army recruit complained of feeling ill at Fort Dix, and within 24 hours Private David Lewis was dead of the swine flu. Fearful of a mass outbreak, President Gerald Ford made the still controversial decision to inoculate all 220 million Americans against the swine flu. The government suspended the program, after 40 million Americans were inoculated, when reports surfaced about the vaccine causing neurological problems. The swine flu vaccination was available free on the FC campus to students, faculty, and staff, but students were required to sign a consent form. Flu shots for students were given in the foyer of the Men’s Gymnasium. In this photo, Dr. Arthur Alne administers the shot to Rosalie Glidewell of the Bursar’s Office. In addition to the FC Swine Flu Clinics, vaccination centers were set up by the Orange County Health Department in Santa Ana and Anaheim.
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