HC Deb 12 May 1915 vol 71 c1672W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the medical officer for Salisbury has issued a notice to householders advising vaccination against cerebrospinal meningitis; what is the nature and substance of the vaccine used for the purpose; and can he say how many of the inhabitants of Salisbury have been inoculated at the public expense?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The vaccine used contains dead meningococci, and was prepared and standardised by the Lister Institute. Approximately 2,600 of the inhabitants have been inoculated at the public expense.