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Romford 1957

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Romford]

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Table 17 gives the statistics relative to Vaccination, as recorded by
the General Practitioners.


Under 6 months365
Between the ages of 6 months and 1 year of age255
Between the ages of 1 and 2 years121
Between the ages of 2 and 5 years157
Between the ages of 5 and 15 years293
Over 15 years181
Under 1 year of age
Between the ages of 1 and 2 years
Between the ages of 2 and 5 years36
Between the ages of 5 and 15 years244
Over 15 years310

(i) Tuberculosis. The scheme whereby B.C.G. is offered, with parental consent, to children at the age of 13 years was continued on the same lines as last year, with the following results. TABLE 18

Number of pupils tuberculin tested831
Number found to be positive81
Number found to be negative750
Number who received B.C.G.728
Number post-tested544
Number found to be positive539
Number found to be negative5

(j) Whooping Cough.
Altogether, 131 cases were notified. For the most part, these
occurred during the first half of the year.
During 1957, 1,422 children received immunisation injections.
(ii) Non-Notifiable
The particulars of these are set out below, and the figures are
compiled from the school returns. As they are not notifiable, however,
the general prevalence is unknown.


German Measles88