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East Ham 1950

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

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TABLE 28.

WHOOPING COUGH.

PROPHYLAXIS WITH PERTUSSIS VACCINES FOR YEAR ENDING 31/12/50.

No, of children who completed a course of inoculation with pertussis vaccines (including alum-precipitated vaccines and vaccines combined with diphtheria prophylactic).Totle.
Age, at date of final Injection.
Under 1 year1- 4 years5-14 years
611214186
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+ Including infectious diseases.
NOTE. - In addition to the above, it was necessary during the year under
review for cars to be hired from a private hire firm in the
district on 41 occasions involving 48 patients, and from the
Corporation's Transport Department, on 115 occasions Involving
151 patients.
The Council have no arrangements with the Hospital Car Service.
Mutual assistance arrangements existed throughout the year
between the Authority and the L.C.C., West Ham and the Essex C.C., and
particulars are as follows:-
L.C.C.

TABLE 29. DIPHTHERIA IMMUNISATION.

Age at 31/12/50 i.e. Born in YearUnder 1 19501 19492 19483 19474 19465 to 9 1941-194510 to 14 1936-1940Total under 15
No. Immunised721,1121,4161,8001,6665,4384,62916,133
Estimated midyear child population 1950Children under fiveChildren 5-1426,060
10,74015,320
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/ Journeys and mileage included in tables 31 and 32
+ Journeys and mileage not included in tables 31 and 32.

TABLE 30. SMALLPOX VACCINATION

No. of persons vaccinated or re-vaccinsted during 1950Total
Age at date of vaccination
Under 11 - 45-1415 or over
No. vaccinated(235) 366(17) 59(14) 24(37) 47(303) 496
No, re-vaccinated(3) 6(-) 2(5) 13(37) 81(45) 102
Totals(238) 372(17) 61(19) 37(74)128(348) 596
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