HC Deb 07 March 1960 vol 619 c11W
Mrs. Butler

asked the Minister of Health the condition as to immunisation of the child who died from diphtheria at Walthamstow recently and of the other four children who contracted the disease; and how long the immunisation had been performed in each case before the attack of diphtheria.

Miss Pitt

The child who died had not been immunised. Five other children have contracted diphtheria in Walthamstow this year. Three of these had not been immunised; one was immunised in 1952; one was immunised in 1954, and given a re-inforcing dose of diphtheria prophylactic in 1959.

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