From the Archives, 1961: Infants obtain ‘four-in-one’ vaccine


Sufficient vaccine to immunise 24,000 kids has been allotted to New South Wales from this primary batch of the quadruple Antigen.

Babies receive a new quadruple antigen vaccine for polio at Botany Town Hall, Sydney, 23 February 1961.

Infants obtain a brand new quadruple antigen vaccine for polio at Botany City Corridor, Sydney, 23 February 1961.Credit score:Laurie Shea

The primary injections will probably be given right now on the State Well being Division’s clinic in Macquarie Avenue.

FOUR-IN-ONE WAY TO HEALTH

This one injection yesterday gave Shaun Linsey (foremost photograph), 6 months, of Botany, safety towards polio, tetanus, whooping cough and diphtheria.

Jim Pate, of Kingsford (air flight driver for Ansett-A.N.A.) delivers the new quadruple antigen for immunization against whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria and polio to the Commonwealth Health Department, city.
He rushed it from Mascot. Taking delivery (right) is Mr. M. Morrison, of Ryde, a senior clerk of the public vaccination campaign.
It was packed in ice for its trip from Melbourne. The first injections will be given tomorrow. February 22, 1961.

Jim Pate, of Kingsford (air flight driver for Ansett-A.N.A.) delivers the brand new quadruple antigen for immunization towards whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria and polio to the Commonwealth Well being Division, metropolis.
He rushed it from Mascot. Taking supply (proper) is Mr. M. Morrison, of Ryde, a senior clerk of the general public vaccination marketing campaign.
It was packed in ice for its journey from Melbourne. The primary injections will probably be given tomorrow. February 22, 1961.
Credit score:Vic Wright

Shaun, held right here by Mrs M. Honeywell, was injected at Botany City Corridor with the brand new quadruple-antigen vaccine.

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The primary medical use of the vaccine in Sydney was on the Well being Division’s clinic at 161 Macquarie Avenue yesterday when Garry Patten, 16 months, of Mooney Mooney, was given an injection.

Mr M. Morrison, who’s answerable for the Macquarie Avenue clinic, mentioned vaccine had been forwarded to councils for Immunisation Week injections, and appreciable shares have been nonetheless obtainable.