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 East Ham]
Number of Children at 31st December, 1949, who had completed a course of Immunisation
|Age at 31/12/49 i.e. Born in Year||Under 1 1949||1 1948||2 1947||3 1946||4 1945||5 to 9 1940-1944||10 to 14 1935-1939||Total under 15|
|Estimated midyear child population 1949||Children under five||Children 5—14|
Table 31. SMALLPOX VACCINATION.
|Age at 31/12/49, i.e. born in years.||No. of persons vaccinated or re-vaccinated during 1949.||Total|
|Under 1 1949||1—4 1945 to 1948||5—14 1935 to 1944||15 or over before 1935|
* Includes supplementary figures for 1948 and 1949.
There were no cases specially reported during the period under
(a) Generalised vaccinia.
(b) Post-vaccinal encephalomyelitis.
(c) Death from complications of vaccination other than
(a) and (b).
Reference again is made to the pressing and continuing need
for the vaccination of all infants and young children in this riparian
Our close proximity to the docks, port of entry for ocean-going
vessels from all corners of the earth, brings the ever-present menace
of the introduction of the dreaded disease, small-pox, into the homes
of the burgesses.