HC Deb 04 February 1926 vol 191 cc320-1
71. Mr. GROVES

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the infant son of Mrs. Belfall, of 27, Cannon Street, Colchester, who was confined in the Colchester Infirmary on 30th December, 1925, whilst in that institution as a paying patient, was taken by the officials of the infirmary when 14 days old, and before he was registered, to the public vaccinator and vaccinated without the consent or knowledge of the parents; whether the Minister will ascertain what official or officials of the said infirmary accepts responsibility for this action; whether he is aware that the Royal Commission on Vaccination expressed its disapproval of these vaccinations of newly-born infants, and recommended the extension of the period for vaccination from three months to six months from birth; and whether he will inform the officials of the Colchester Infirmary and the Colchester Board of Guardians of this condemnation of early vaccinations, and also call the attention of all concerned to the illegality of the performance of the operation without the consent of the parents?


I received a communication relating to this case on Tuesday of this week, and am making inquiries.

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