STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, surveys indicate approximately 37 percent of the nearly 14 million preschool age youngsters are unprotected against polio, measles, rubella, diptheria, pertussis (whooping cough), or tetanus; and
WHEREAS, this age group accounts for the greatest percentage of both cases and deaths from these diseases; and
WHEREAS, a host of public and private agencies, voluntary service groups, pharmaceutical firms, and the U.S. Public Health Service's Center for Disease Control, have joined together to carry out a two-phased campaign directed at private and public health care providers and parents for the purpose of increasing immunity levels among the inadequately and unimmunized pre-school age population; and
WHEREAS, the President of the United States has designated October, 1973, as National Immunization Action Month;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, in recognition of the massive problem facing us and in support of efforts to cope with and solve the problem of preschool immunizations do hereby proclaim October, 1973, as
IMMUNIZATION ACTION MONTH
and do request all citizens to join me and assist in this effort to end our legacy of afflicted children from these diseases.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this 1st day of October
(GREAT SEAL) in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-eighth.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor
Attest : GROVER A. BIDDLE, Assistant Secretary of State