HC Deb 02 November 1911 vol 30 c1148W

asked the President whether his attention has been called to the fact that in the recent small-pox outbreak in London a boy of five years of age died of small-pox, whose certificate of successful vaccination in infancy has been obtained; and whether he will explain why, in spite of this fact, the Metropolitan Asylums Board have issued statistics regarding that outbreak which show no vaccinated deaths from small-pox in children under ten years of age?


I learn that one boy of five died of small-pox during the recent outbreak in London. The information recorded as furnished on his admission to the hospital was that he had been twice unsuccessfully vaccinated. No marks of vaccination were found on him.