HC Deb 26 February 1932 vol 262 c717W

asked the Minister of Health how many cases of encephalitis following vaccination have been reported either direct to the Ministry of Health or through the Andrewes and Rolleston vaccination committees, from the first sitting of the Andrewes committee down to the present time; how many of these have been included in the cases admitted to be cases of injury to the nervous system resulting from vaccination; and how many fatal cases were similarly reported?


During the period under consideration by the Andrewes Committee and the Rolleston Committee (i.e. since November, 1922), 202 cases of encephalitis following vaccination have come to the notice of my Department. Of these cases, 197 were, as the result of inquiry, regarded as cases of postvaccinal encephalitis, and 102 proved fatal. In the remaining five cases, of which two died, there appeared to be no reason to associate the encephalitis with the antecedent vaccination.

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