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—At the regular quarterly meeting of this Board, held in Springfield, Ill., July 2 and 3, 1884, the following resolution was adopted:
"Resolved, That the increasing prevalence of small-pox in London and elsewhere, indicating a probable renewal of the epidemic tendency, and its frequent introduction into Illinois from neighboring States within the past few months, make it desirable that vaccinal protection be secured as fully as possible in every portion of the State; and to this end the Secretary is hereby authorized to call the attention of sanitary authorities and others to the subject, and to take the necessary steps to push the further enforcement of the school-vaccination order of the Board, so that all new scholars, and those who have not heretofore fully complied with its provisions, may be properly protected against small-pox before the advent of cold weather."
The Secretary of the Board, availing himself of the authority
Illinois State Board of Health and Vaccination.. JAMA. 1884;III(12):329. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390610021003