HC Deb 05 August 1925 vol 187 cc1377-8W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, in consequence of a small-pox scare at Saltley, Birmingham, in June, the district medical officer required the children of the neighbourhood to be vaccinated or re-vaccinated; whether any of them were vaccinated by the public vaccinator at St. Mark's church room, Washwood Heath; if so, how many; whether he is aware that several of the children suffered severely with swollen and inflamed arms and severe fever, and that Alfred Lowe, of 34, Cranby Street, Saltley, aged 13, has been in Dudley Road hospital for a month and is still suffering from the effects of the operation; that William Hodges, of 2, back of 24, Cranby Street, was dangerously ill after vaccination, and has apparently been mentally affected by the operation; that Florrie Hodges, aged 18, after fever and a bad arm following vaccination, has a rash all over the body, with swelling of the neck, lips and fingers each morning; and that Benjamin Cross, back of 26, Cranby Street, was very ill with fever after the operation was performed; and whether he will cause inquiry to be made into these matters?


I have no information as to the cases to which the hon. Member refers, but I am causing inquiry to be made.

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