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Acton 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Acton]

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The comparative freedom of the district from Diphtheria
has deprived us of the material by which the population became
naturally immunised by sub-clinical doses, and unless we can replace
this deficiency by artificial immunisation, we may again be
in danger of an epidemic of the virulent type.
11 Diphtheria patients and 39 contacts were seen at the
Office before returning to school.

Diphtheria Immunisation—1936.

Schick Tests.Positive reactors.1st. dose.2nd. dose.3rd. dose.A.P.T
Acton Wells Junr.22222-
Acton Wells Infants--1315141
Beaumont Pk. Infants--224-
Berrymede Jnr. Boys4823231613-
Berrymede Jnr. Girls432122148-
Berrymede Infants--1617132
Derwent water Junior21222-
Derwentwater Infants--3526227
John Perryn Senior--11--
John Perryn Junior--1-1-
John Perryn Infants--2020193
Priory Boys21152-
Priory Girls11153-
Priory Infants--15243
Rothschild Junior------
Rothschild Infants--1611101
Southfield Snr. Boy31-----
Southfield Junior1-289-
Southfield Infants--162114-
Roman Catholic1--16-
Other Schools21211-
Infant Welfare--625867103

246 children were Schick tested after 6 months, 21 of whom were
found to be positive and were given one more dose.
262 were Schick tested after 3 years, 54 were found to be positive
and were given another dose.
382 were given one more dose after 3 years (without Schick testing).