Vaccination shield

Maker and role
Cowan: Manufacturer
Production date
20th Century

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Adult size vaccination shield in a labelled box. Instructions for use are printed on a label found on the inside of the lid.
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Vaccination shields were used to protect the patient’s skin from damage or infection following the procedure.

Did the British Red Cross support smallpox vaccinations?
In 1919, the British Red Cross began its peacetime role and added the improvement of health and the prevention of disease to its objectives. The organisation has a long history of supporting the NHS with various health and social care services, including vaccination programmes. Following smallpox outbreaks in 1950 in Glasgow and Sussex, British Red Cross volunteers assisted in clinics and mass vaccination centres.
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