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The fight against polio continues – archive, 16 May 1957

16 May 1957: Minister of health announces increased vaccine production and that registration for vaccination to be extended

Vaccination against poliomyelitis will this year continue through the summer months. Last year, when it was thought there might be a risk of vaccination increasing an epidemic, the programme was stopped through the summer months but, as the Minister of Health announced to the Commons yesterday, he has taken advice from a joint committee set up by the Central and Scottish Health Services Council that vaccination need not be suspended from risk of provoking paralysis.

In his long and detailed statement the Minister also …read more