On the 12th August 1897, an Alfred Gallienne of St. Peter-in-the-Wood was fined for non-compliance with the law on compulsory vaccination in the case of his infant along with a couple of other dad’s. This was reported in Guernsey’s local paper.
A few things struck me as interesting:
- I was not aware of compulsory vaccination as early as 1897.
- Was it mainly the father’s responsibility in those days?
I am curious to know which vaccination this was?
I wonder if this is the Alfred Gallienne I have on my tree. In 1897 Alfred William Gallienne (b.1st September 1868) was 28 years old and had a one year old and a new born. Was this him? Or was it his father ( my great great great grandfather) Alfred H. W. Gallienne who at the age of 56 had a 4 year old daughter? Here is the excerpt from the paper (sorry I can’t remember where I got this from exactly):
Here is a link to a website called The History of Vaccines that has a timeline: https://www.historyofvaccines.org/timeline/all
It may have been typhoid which was established in 1896.
Anyway, if you know more, I’d love to hear from you.
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