50 years ago
WARNINGS against possible “epidemic” outbreaks of polio and diphtheria did not apply to Hamilton or the Dundas Shire, the health inspector for both municipalities, Mr. Doug Stanners, said yesterday. Mr. Stanners was commenting on the Australian Pre-School Committee report which warned that immunisations against polio and diphtheria had fallen “alarmingly”. Campaigns through Hamilton district schools and the regular monthly immunisation program had resulted in a high immunisation level in both municipalities, Mr. Stanners said. “It doesn’t apply here because we had a campaign through the schools to immunise all those children who hadn’t been covered against polio,” he said. “The important thing is that facilities exist in Hamilton and the shire for people to be immunised at the regular monthly sessions.