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Friern Barnet 1964

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Friern Barnet]

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TetanusFrom infancy to age 20. (Plus 35 of staff of Friern Barnet Urban District Council)
SmallpoxFrom infancy to approximately 10 years, very fully protected and to 15 or 20 years fairly fully protected. Varying numbers in ages beyond this. During 1964 74% of children reaching the age of 2 years had been successfully vaccinated.
TuberculosisAges 13 - 24 very fully protected. This is the group who have received B.C.G. vaccination in school. (The consent rate to B.C.G. vaccination for 1964 was 53%.
Measles38 children aged 1 to 2 years were vaccinated against measles during 1964 under the Research scheme of the Medical Research Council. 1965 is expected to be an epidemic year for measles and this will test the efficacy of the vaccine in those children whose parents volunteered to take part in the trial.
PoliomyelitisFrom infancy to age 25 very fully protected and also to a lesser extent up to age 50 or over.
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