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Protect your child by immunisation', United Kingdom, 1969-1987

Childhood vaccination is promoted by this poster. Polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, and measles are the main diseases which can affect young children, sometimes fatally. Vaccination against these diseases has lowered the numbers of cases in recent years. Polio, a disease which can affect the muscles and nervous system, has not been present in the United Kingdom since 1993.

Object number:

1999-241/26

 

Glossary:

Glossary: poster

Notice, usually printed on paper, intended to be posted to advertise, promote, or publicise an activity, cause, product, or service; also, decorative, mass-produced prints intended for hanging.

Glossary: vaccination

The introduction of vaccine into the body for the purpose of inducing immunity. Coined originally to apply to the injection of smallpox vaccine, the term has come to mean any immunising procedure in which vaccine is injected.

Glossary: immunisation

A process that improves a organism's ability to resist or overcome infection.

Glossary: polio

An infectious disease affecting the central nervous system. Affected individuals can exhibit a range of symptoms if the polio virus enters the blood stream.