HC Deb 11 February 1930 vol 235 c261W

asked the Minister of Health the number of children compulsorily vaccinated last year and the number for whom exception was claimed; for how long the Department considers that vaccination protects from smallpox; and how many of the adult population are re-vaccinated after this period?


The particulars asked for in the first part of the question are not yet available. As regards the second part, I am advised that there are many considerations affecting the duration of the protection against smallpox which is afforded by vaccination, and I would refer my hon. Friend to paragraph 377 of the Final Report of the Royal Commission on Vaccination made in 1896, in which these considerations are reviewed and summarised. I have no information as regards the third part of the question.