HC Deb 16 July 1924 vol 176 cc394-5W

asked the Minister of Health how many death certificates were sent in during the year 1923 in which the words vaccination or vaccinia, occurred; what were the ages of the persons to whom these certificates referred; and how these deaths were ultimately classified?


The words in question occurred upon 11 death certificates received during 1923 in England and Wales. In one of these cases (a child aged one month) it was ascertained upon inquiry that the vaccination had no connection with the death, which was accordingly classified to the certified cause of heat-stroke. The remaining 10 cases, together with two others in which the words did not occur upon the certificate, but which were ascertained upon inquiry to be due to vaccinia, have been classified as follow:

Classified to Vaccinia. Classified to other causes in association with Vaccinia.
9 months 5 months—Cellulitis
19 years 14 years—Septicæmia
1 month 6 months—Convulsions
6 years 1 month—Septicæmia
10 years
6 years
15 years
50 years