HC Deb 30 June 1899 vol 73 c1144
MR. R. G. WEBSTER (St. Pancras, E.)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is in a position to state the number of patients during the present epidemic of small-pox at Hull who were vaccinated, and the number of those who were unvaccinated, and also the percentage of deaths of those who were vaccinated and unvaccinated respectively.


Of the 83 cases of small-pox at Hull, as to which the Local Government Board have information, 62 showed evidence on examination of having been vaccinated, and 21 appeared to have been unvaccinated. The rate of death amongst patients exhibiting evidence of vaccination has been 9.7 per cent., whilst amongst those exhibiting no evidence of vaccination it has been 57.1 per cent.