HC Deb 23 March 1945 vol 409 cc1155-6W
Mr. Leach

asked the Secretary of State for War whether Army officers are instructed when recommending vaccination and inoculation to the troops to give them an assurance that these operations will protect them from the diseases against which they are aimed, or to tell the troops that, as there are degrees of immunity, vaccination and inoculation cannot be guaranteed to protect them from the diseases they may encounter.

Sir J. Griģģ

Medical officers are instructed to explain to the troops that vaccination and inoculation are measures which increase man's resistance to germs and constitute one of measures advised for the maintenance of their health.