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#ThrowbackThursday: 1967 war on measles

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In March 1967, Karen Sue Hintze, 6, winces as registered nurse Barbara Hamilton gives her a measles vaccination. The Oklahoma City-County Health Department began a mass immunization program that year because the number of measles cases was nearing "epidemic proportions." President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the goal was to wipe out the threat of measles by the end of 1967. [JIM LUCAS/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]
In March 1967, Karen Sue Hintze, 6, winces as registered nurse Barbara Hamilton gives her a measles vaccination. The Oklahoma City-County Health Department began a mass immunization program that year because the number of measles cases was nearing "epidemic proportions." President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the goal was to wipe out the threat of measles by the end of 1967. [JIM LUCAS/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

We are running a #Throwback​Thursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @TheOklahoman, and “Like” us at Facebook.com/​The​Oklahoman for more historical photos.

Linda Lynn, News Research Editor

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