HC Deb 18 November 1926 vol 199 c1954
40. Mr. BRIANT

asked the Minister of Health in how many cases of encephalitis lethargica reported to his Department during the last 12 months the attack has been preceded during the previous three months by vaccination or re-vaccination?


This information is not available, but the Committee on Vaccination which I appointed last February has issued a request to all medical practitioners in this country to report to the Committee any case of acute disease of the, central nervous system in which vaccination has preceded the onset of the symptoms within a period of four weeks.


In view of the public anxiety as to the possible connection between inoculation and this disease, cannot such information be given?


I do not see that it is possible to take any action until I have more details and precise information than I have at present. No doubt they will be forthcoming when this Committee has collected the evidence.