HC Deb 04 March 1912 vol 35 c168W

asked the Chief Secretary when the boy employed in the general post office in the Pembroke Urban District, who was attacked by small-pox in January, 1911, had been vaccinated and revaccinated; and when the operation was last performed prior to his contracting smallpox; and why all information as to the vaccinal condition of the boy has been omitted from the Annual Report of the Local Government Board for Ireland for the year ended 31st March, 1911?


The patient in this case was in charge of the medical officer of the General Post Office prior to his removal to hospital, and the Local Government Board had no information as to whether he had been vaccinated or not. The superintendent medical officer of health in Dublin, to whom the particulars were submitted, was of opinion that the case might be only one of severe chicken-pox.