Not sure how I got onto this – maybe it was Boris – but I started looking up all these diseases we were immunised against in childhood.
I read some time back that if you leave it and get slack, and if another demographic [lovely euphemism, that] starts pouring into a country, bringing all their diseases we once eradicated … well you see what I mean.
I recall typhoid and cholera vaccines before going on a school trip at 11. I know I had measles itself, then they produced a vaccine. Didn’t have mumps, can’t remember with chicken pox. During measles, there was an old phonogram by my bed with the heavy stylus which folded over. Recall Tweety Pie for some reason.
Must have had the polio vaccine, certainly TB, tetanus, there was something with a booster some time later I recall. My smallpox one went wrong, had to have surgery, local anaesthetic, botched by a drunk mega-doc, he had to repair it, still scarred on the arm.
What else did we get jabbed for as kids?
Now I remember: