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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]
Section 26—Vaccination and Immunisation.
The Minister has decided that this work rightly falls within
the duty of the general practitioner to the family under his terms
of contract in the National Health Service Act. However, as the
result of negotiation, the local authorities are empowered to pay a
fee of 5s. Od. for every ease of vaccination and immunisation for
which duly completed records are submitted to the Medical Officer
Whooping cough vaccine may be continued with diphtheria
immunising prophylactic for use in individual cases but no fee is
yet authorised in respect of pertussis immunisation alone.
DIPHTHERIA IMMUNISATION, 1949.
|No. of children who completed a full course of primary immunisation (including temporary residents)||Total number of children who were given a secondary or re-inforcing injection (i.e., subsequent to complete full course)|
|Age at date of final injection|
|6 months ending 30/6/49*||937||184||1,121||167|
|6 months ending 31/12/49†||866||149||1,015||129|
|Of above totals No. of children immunised by:—|
|(a) Council staff||1,292||293||1,585||286|
|(b) General Practitioners||511||40||551||10|
Note :—The 121 children mentioned at the foot of table 29 are included in the above figures.
* Includes supplementary figures for 6 months ending 31/12/48 and 30/6/49.
† Includes supplementary figures for 6 months ending 31/12/49.
Prophylaxis with Pertussis Vaccines for Year ending 31/12/49.
|No. of children who completed a course of inoculation with pertussis vaccines (including alum-precipitated vaccines and vaccines combined with diphtheria prophylactic).||Total|
|Age at date of final injection.|
|Under 1 year||1—4 years||5—14 years|
NOTE.—Of the above figures, 42 children received the whooping cough vaccine
only and 121 the combined whooping cough and diphtheria prophylactic.