HC Deb 16 January 1945 vol 407 cc43-4W
Mr. Leach

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to two recent deaths from vaccination of babies in which cerebral haemorrhage was the feature and in both of which the expert witness denied that vaccination had played any part in causing death although in both instances the child was perfectly healthy when vaccinated and the illness developed shortly afterwards; and whether, in view of the numerous cases that have been investigated by his Department in which vaccine virus has affected the brain, he will issue an official statement calling the attention of pathologists to the effect that vaccine virus has on the brain in certain instances.

Mr. Willink

I am unable to identify the two cases to which my hon. Friend refers, but if he will let me have further particulars, I will look into them and communicate with him.

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