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East Ham 1948

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]

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Section 26—Statistics.
Diphtheria Immunisation Clinics.
The six-monthly returns to the Ministry of Health in respect
of immunisation are as follows:—

TABLE 21.

Number of children who completed a full course of primary immunisation. Age at final injection.Total number of children who were given a secondary or reinforcing injection (i.e. subsequent to complete full course).
Under 55—14Total
6 months ending 30/6/489443721,3161,697
6 months ending 31/12/489532061,159226
Totals1,8975782,4751,923
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T ABLE 21 A —DIPHTHERIA IMMUNISATION.

Number of children at 31/12/48 who had completed a course of immunisation at any lime before that date(i.e. at any time since 1/1/34).

Age at 31/12/48 i.e. born in yearUnder 1, 19481 19472 10403 10454 10445—0 1939—104310—14 1934—1938Total under 15
Number immunised...1241,4401,5301,0051,1474,5764,43814,278
Estimated mid-year child population, 194810,96614,352
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Of the 14 cases of diphtheria notified (see table 8 for age groups)
4 had completed a full course of immunisation—at date of
notification these 4 children were aged as follows:—
1—4 years, 1—5-9 years, 2—10-14 years.
There were no deaths from this disease.

With reference to Table 21, the children immunised were apportioned between the Authority's medical staff and general practitioners as follows:-

Age at final injection.Reinforcing injections.
Under 55—14Total
6 months ending 30/6/48:—
(a) Council staff9443721,3161,697
(b) General practitioners
6 months ending 31/12/48:—
(a) Council staff8691851,054226
(b) General practitioners8421105
Totals1,8975782,4751,923
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