Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Romford]
Table 17 gives the statistics relative to Vaccination, as recorded by
the General Practitioners.
|Under 6 months||365|
|Between the ages of 6 months and 1 year of age||255|
|Between the ages of 1 and 2 years|
|Between the ages of 2 and 5 years||157|
|Between the ages of 5 and 15 years||293|
|Over 15 years||181|
|Under 1 year of age||—|
|Between the ages of 1 and 2 years||—|
|Between the ages of 2 and 5 years||36|
|Between the ages of 5 and 15 years||244|
|Over 15 years||310|
(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 tested||831|
|Number found to be positive||81|
|Number found to be negative||750|
|Number who received B.C.G.||728|
|Number found to be positive||539|
|Number found to be negative||5|
(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.
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.