HC Deb 11 April 1918 vol 104 c1688W

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will give information as to ages of the small-pox patients now being treated in the hospitals of the Metropolitan Asylums Board and the vaccinal condition of each patient?


The condition as to vaccination of the thirty-four cases in question at the time of exposure to infection was as follows:

  • Under 5 years of age, 4 cases; all unvaccinated.
  • Under 5–15 years of age, 10 cases; all unvaccinated.
  • Under 15–25 years of age, 4 cases; all unvaccinated.
  • Under 25–35 years of age, 6 cases, all vaccinated, none revaccinated.

Over 35 years of age, 10 cases, all vaccinated, of which 2 are stated to have been revaccinated several (over twenty) years previously.

Of the total 34 cases, 15 were vaccinated or revaccinated after exposure to infection.