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Vaccination Statistics

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 14 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Health the approximate proportion of the population which are now vaccinated as compared with that which was immunised against smallpox prior to the last war.

Records are available, up to 1946 at present, only as regards infant vaccination. These show that about 42 per cent. of children born in 1946 were vaccinated in infancy as against about 34 per cent. in 1938.