Talk:Vaccination Act

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John, can you help on the 1873 Act? This is a nice-looking page, but the progression of the Acts isn't quite clear. Midgley 18:58, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

not wholly consistent? Or a bit unclear ...[edit]

"The Vaccination Act of 1898 purported to give liberty of non-vaccination, but this liberty was not really obtained. Parents applying for a certificate of exemption had to satisfy two magistrates, or one stipendiary, of their conscientious objections. Some stipendiaries, and many of the magistrates, refused to be satisfied, and imposed delays. Unless the exemption was obtained before the child was four months old, it was too late. The consequence was that in the year 1906, only about 40,000 exemptions were obtained in England and Wales. In the year 1907 the Government recognised that the magistrates had practically declined to carry out the law of 1898" Midgley 18:21, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Internal consistency[edit]

Should the words:

"The UK Vaccination Acts of 1840, 1853 and 1898",

with which this article begins not actually read:

"The UK Vaccination Acts of 1840, 1853, 1867, 1871, 1873, 1898 and 1907",

James500 (talk) 12:57, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Needs Verification[edit]

The entire section on the acts has one reference, in fact with some further research I have yet to find any sources mentioning an 1873 act. I have added a citation needed tag as there doesn't seem to be any verification for its existence. ʟʌɰȿøͷ ʈʜϵ ȷϵƌɨ 15:43, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

No change in UK since 1907[edit]

Have there been no acts or regulations (re vaccination) since 1907 ? Can anyone confirm current situation in UK ? Vaccination schedule only mention recommendation not compulsion. - Rod57 (talk) 13:17, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Are the UK acts only about smallpox[edit]

Can we clarify if the UK Acts are only concerning smallpox vaccinations ? - Rod57 (talk) 13:19, 19 November 2014 (UTC)