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From: "Marie McCulloch" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Smallpox epidemic 1872
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:40:08 +1100
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Many thanks

Marie

----- Original Message -----
From: Joy Langdon
To: Marie McCulloch ; ;
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: [DEV] Smallpox epidemic 1872


Smallpox vaccination was compulsory in the UK by an Act of parliament in 1853.

Vaccination doesn't ensure total immunity, though. The Wikipedia article on smallpox says it was effective in preventing smallpox infection in 95% of those vaccinated.
I was working in Yugoslavia in 1972 when there was a smallpox epidemic and everyone was re-vaccinated even those who had recently had it. We were told not to travel on public transport and to avoid contact with others even after being vaccinated.

Joy
From: Marie McCulloch <>
To: ;
Sent: Friday, 11 November 2011, 22:23
Subject: Re: [DEV] Smallpox epidemic 1872

I have just found Smallpox vaccination records for two of my extended family
in Ireland. One was done on 23 June 1865 and the other was 21 November 1866.

It gives full name of child the dose 6m and 5m the father's name and place
of where the vaccination was given - Templecarne and Aughnahoo.

I had presumed that it was compulsory.

Marie
Australia

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike in Droitwich" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 4:14 AM
Subject: Re: [DEV] Smallpox epidemic 1872


Hi All

The Vaccination Act of 1871 required registrars to make a monthly return
of births and infant deaths to the vaccination officer.
They usually contain the child's name, age, parish, and date of birth &
may contain parents & address copied from the birth certificates he
issued. They may be found - where they exist - among the Poor Law Union
records and therefore in the County RO.
I have look at many in Birmingham Central Library archives department
for registration districts now in it's area.

(If you are in a County RO it's worth looking at them as it can save
money on buying certificates)

Mike Fisher in Droitwich
my family tree http://mjfisher.tribalpages.com

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