HC Deb 08 March 1945 vol 408 c2242W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Army Medical Department uses the word "immunity" to mean protected from a disease; or what is the meaning of the word in reference to vaccination and the various inoculations.

Sir J. Grigg

The term "immunity" is used by the Army Medical Department to describe the effects of protective treatment against certain diseases. There are degrees of immunity which necessarily vary in accordance with certain factors, for example, the resistance of the patient to a particular parasite.

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