HC Deb 15 June 1945 vol 411 cc1889-90W
Mr. Viant

asked the Minister of Health how many deaths of immunised persons from diphtheria occurred in 1944.

Mr. Willink

Returns from local authorities in England and Wales show 35 deaths from diphtheria during 1944 among immunised children under 15 years of age, as compared with 700 deaths from diphtheria among non-immunised children. No information is available on deaths among persons over 15 years of age.