Announcement Date : Jul 29 , 1940Categories: Pre-1960s

Children from Britain were brought to Nova Scotia to avoid bombing and placed in foster families. British children were Schick tested for diphtheria and toxoided if they were found to be susceptible, and were all vaccinated for smallpox. The Annual Report notes that children toxoided for diphtheria in Britain were found to be not susceptible to diphtheria, giving an indication that the vaccine had lasting effects.