HC Deb 03 May 1965 vol 711 c112W
Mr. Stainton

asked the Minister of Health what type of polio vaccine is now predominantly in use in this country; and whether he will make a statement on the progress made in fighting this disease.

Mr. K. Robinson

Oral poliomyelitis vaccine is now predominantly used in England and Wales. Notifications of poliomyelitis in England and Wales have declined from 6,331 in 1955 to 51 in 1963, the lowest ever recorded. Provisional figures for 1964 suggest that the incidence in that year will prove to have been even lower.