The Vaccination Act, 1880

( ACT NO. V OF 1880 )

1♣An Act to make vaccination compulsory.





1. Short title Extent

Power to extend Act to towns and local areas

Objection to such extension

Procedure thereon


2. Interpretation-clause

3. Parent or guardian of children born in compulsory limits, and of unprotected children brought to reside in such limits, must procure their vaccination

Unprotected child may be required to be vaccinated within fifteen days

Public vaccinator bound to vaccinate all children brought to him

4. Inspection

Repetition of vaccination

5. If child be unfit for vaccination, certificate in Form A to be given, which shall remain in force for one month, but shall be renewable

6. Procedure where child is found to have had small-pox or to be insusceptible of successful vaccination

7. Provision for giving certificates of successful vaccination

8. No fee to be charged for vaccination at a public vaccine-station, or for certificates

9. Fees how to be appropriated

10. Superintendent of vaccination or his assistants may inspect vaccination of child

11. Unprotected persons to be vaccinated

12. Former sections applicable

13. Health Officer of Port may cause vaccination of unprotected persons on their arrival

Health Officer may, in certain cases, require immediate vaccination of unprotected person on board

13A. Occupier of house, etc., to allow access

14. Public vaccine-stations

Appointment of public vaccinators, etc.

Notification of stations and hours of attendance

15. Power of Deputy Commissioner to make rules

16. Superintendent of Vaccination

17. [Omitted]

18. Registrar of Births to give notice of requirement of vaccination

19. Duplicates of all certificates to be transmitted to the Registrar

20. Registrar to keep a vaccination notice and certificate book,

21. and also a duplicate register of births with entries concerning vaccination,

22. and also a register of postponed vaccinations

23. Transmission of returns to Superintendent

24. Government may direct any person to perform duties of Registrar

25. [Omitted]

26. Magistrate may make an order for the vaccination of any unprotected child under fourteen years

Penalty for disobedience of such order

27. Penalty for not producing a child

28. Penalty for neglect to be vaccinated

Penalty for neglect to take child to be vaccinated, etc.

29. Penalty for making or signing false certificate

29A. Penalty for obstructing public vaccinator or Inspector in the discharge of his duties

29B. Vexatious entry by public vaccinator or Inspector

30. Prosecutions to be instituted by Government or Superintendent of Vaccination

31. Prosecution for neglect

32. Annual return to be made of the number of children vaccinated, etc.

33. Government to make rules