HC Deb 28 May 1968 vol 765 cc207-8W
Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many children in Scotland have been vaccinated against measles, to the nearest convenient date; how many requesting vaccination have not been vaccinated on account of shortage of vaccine; and what is the position regarding the supply of vaccine.

Mr. Ross

The present campaign to offer measles vaccination to children began only at the end of last month, and I have no information as yet about the number vaccinated. I propose to ask local authorities for a return at the end of June.

There were some initial difficulties of supply but sufficient vaccine should now be available to meet the immediate aim of having children in the 4–7 age group vaccinated before the school summer holidays.