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Vaccination

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether vaccination in the Army is performed in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health to public vaccinators to produce a minimum of scarification; and whether present methods of vaccinating soldiers result in the absence of scars?

Vaccinations in the Army are performed in accordance with instructions which are essentially similar to those issued by the Ministry of Health to public vaccinators. Successful cutaneous vaccination must of necessity lead to the formation of scar tissue, but scar? resulting from present methods of vaccinating soldiers are generally very slight.