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H.R. 10541 (87th): An Act to assist States and communities to carry out intensive vaccination programs designed to protect their populations, especially all preschool children, against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus, and against other diseases which may in


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 23, 1962 (Passed Congress).


76 STAT.]        PUBLIC LAW 87-868-OCT. 23, 1962                                                1155
   SEC. 15. Except as otherwise provided herein, limitations and legis-
lative provisions contained in the District of Columbia Appropriation
Act, 1961, shall be continued for the fiscal year 1963: Provided^ That           74 Stat. 17.
the limitation for "Construction Services, Department of Buildings
and Grounds" contained in the District of Columbia Appropriation
Act, 1961, shall be increased from 6 to 7 per centum of appropriations           74 Stat. 23.
for construction projects.
   SEC. 16. The salary of the Controller for the Department of Public
Welfare shall be at the rate of Grade GS-16 and the Commissioners
are authorized to appoint supervisors of investigators for the Depart-
ment of Public Welfare at Grade GS-11 and investigators at Grade
GS-9.
   This Act may be cited as the "District of Columbia Appropriation              Short title.
Act, 1963".
   Approved October 23, 1962.


Public Law 87-868
                                   AN ACT                                       October 23, 1962
To assist States and communities to carry out intensive vaccination programs     [H. R. 10541]
  designed to protect their populations, particularly all preschool children,
  against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus.

  Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Bejyresentatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled^ That this Act may                 Vaccination A s -
                                                                                sistance Act of
be cited as the "Vaccination Assistance Act of 1962".                           1962.
   SEC. 2. P a r t B of title I I I of the Public Health Service Act is
amended by adding after section 316 the following new section:                    58 Stat. 693;
                                                                                75 Stat. 824.
                                                                                  42 u s e 243-
             u,GRANTS   FOR INTENSIVE VACCINATION PROGRAMS                      247a.

   "SEC. 317. (a) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated
$14,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1963, and $11,000,000
each for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1964, and June 30, 1965, to
enable the Surgeon General to make grants to States and, with the
approval of the State health authority, to political subdivisions or
instrumentalities of the States under this section. Amounts appro-
priated pursuant to this section for the fiscal years ending June 30,
1963, and June 30, 1964, shall be availrble for making such grants
during the fiscal year for which appropriated and the succeeding fiscal
year. Such grants may be used to pay that portion of the cost of inten-
sive community vaccination programs against poliomyelitis, diphthe-
ria, whooping cough, and tetanus which is reasonably attributable to
(1) purchase of vaccines needed to protect children under the age of
five years and such additional groups of children as may be described
in regulations of the Surgeon General upon his finding that they are
not normally served by school vaccination programs and (2) salaries
and related expenses of additional State and local health personnel
needed for planning, organizational, and promotional activities in
connection with such programs, including studies to determine the
immunization needs of communities and the means of best meeting
such needs, and personnel and related expenses needed to maintain
additional epidemiologic and laboratory surveillance occasioned by
such programs.
   " ( b ) F o r purposes of this section an 'intensive community vaccina-        "Intensive com-
tion program' means a program of limited duration which is so de-               munity vaccination
                                                                                program."
signed and conducted as to achieve, with the cooperation of practicing
physicians, official health agencies, voluntary organizations, and vol-
unteers, the immunization against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, whooping

1156 PUBLIC LAW 87-868-OCT. 23, 1%2 [76 STAT. cough, and tetanus over the period of the p r o - a m of all, or practically all, susceptible persons in a community, particularly children who are under the age of five years, and which includes plans and measures looking toward the strengthening of ongoing community programs for the immunization against such diseases of infants and for mainte- nance of immunitv in the remainder of the population. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require any State or any political subdivision or instrumentality of a State to have an intensive com- munity vaccination program which would require any person who objects to immunization to be immunized or to have any child or ward of his immunized. Method of pay- "(c) (1) Payments under this section may be made in advance or ment. by way of reimbursement, in such installments, and on such terms and conditions as the Surgeon General finds necessary to carry out the purposes of this section, and the Surgeon General may, if the applicant State or other political subdivision or instrumentality so requests, purchase and furnish vaccines in lieu of making money grants for the purchase thereof. V a c c i n e s to "(2) Each applicant under this section for a money grant for the private physicians. purchase of vaccines, or for a grant of vaccines in lieu of a money grant, for use in connection with an intensive community vaccination program shall, at the time it files its application with the Surgeon General, provide the Surgeon General with assurances satisfactory to him that it will, if it receives such a grant, furnish any physician, who practices in the area in which such program is to be carried out and makes application therefor to it, with such amounts of vaccines as are reasonably necessary in order to permit such physician during the period of such program to immunize his patients who are in the group for whose immunization such grant of money or vaccines is made. "(3) Each applicant for a grant under this section for use in con- nection with an intensive community vaccination program shall, at the time it files its application for such grant with the Surgeon General, provide the Surgeon General with assurances satisfactory to him that it will, if it receives such grant, furnish such other services and materials as may be necessary to carry out such program. Reduction of " ( d ) The Surgeon General, at the request of a State or other public grant. agency, may reduce the grant to such agency under this section by the amount of the pay, allowances, traveling expenses, and any other costs in connection with the detail of an officer or employee of the Public Health Service to such agency when such detail is made for the convenience of and at the request of such agency and for the purpose of carrying out a function for which a grant is made under this section. The amount by which such grant is so reduced shall be available for payment of such costs by the Surgeon General, but shall, for purposes of subsection (c), be deemed to have been paid to such agency. "(e) Nothing in this section shall limit or otherwise restrict the use of funds which are granted to a State or to a political subdivision of 42 u s e 701- a State under title V of the Social Security Act, other provisions of 731; 29 u s e 4Sb. this Act, or other Federal law and which are available for the purchase of vaccine or for organizing, promoting, conducting, or participating in immunization programs, from being used for such purposes in connection with programs assisted through grants under this section." Approved October 23, 1962.