HC Deb 02 February 1945 vol 407 cc1741-2W
Mr. Leach

asked the Minister of Health whether he will introduce regulations governing the immunisation of infants, similar to those in force in regard to vaccination against smallpox, which forbid the vaccination of children who are in poor health or liable to be in contact with any infectious disease.

Mr. Willink

No, Sir. The immunisation of over 5,000,000 children during the past five years has shown nothing to suggest that medical practitioners do not take due professional care to satisfy themselves whether there is any medical reason why inoculation should not be carried out.