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House. Comm. on Inoculation against Small Pox. Report, 1828
H.R. No. 39 On February 11, 1828, the Committee charged with considering a campaign against small pox submitted its report. The Committee definitely
thought vaccination should go forward. It traced a short history of the disease and vaccination attempts up to Dr. Jenner. Sweden and Denmark,
through stringent requirements, had eliminated the disease in their countries. The health officer or other designated person in each jurisdiction should
develop a plan to vaccinate as many people as possible. The bill: An Act to more effectually diffuse the benefit of vaccination, 1828. Towns would
hire a person or persons, or Board of Health personnel would canvass the area and determine how many people needed to be vaccinated. The town would buy
the vaccine and pay to have it administered. Once vaccinated, a person was given a certificate to prove it. The Committee recommended giving books
as a reward to children who had had the vaccine. If a jurisdiction declined to participate, it would be fined. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of
title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   The committee appointed by an order of this House directing them to consider the expediency of preventing the spreading and infection of the small pox ...
OCLC Number:   1370095903
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