VACCINATION ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Division of districts and appointment of places for the purposes of vaccination.

3. Every adult to present himself to be vaccinated or revaccinated.

4. Every parent or guardian to present child under his care to be vaccinated or revaccinated.

5. Vaccination on estates. Superintendent to publish notice, given by government medical officer.

6. Obligation of every parent or guardian of a child and of adult on estate.

7. Inspection to ascertain result of vaccination.

8. Penalty for washing out lymph or interfering with vaccine vesicles.

9. Certificate of successful vaccination.

10. Course to be pursued when adult or child is not in a fit state to be vaccinated.

11. Certificate to last for the period specified therein, and to be renewed if need be.

12. Director of Health Services to keep register of persons vaccinated.

13. Penalty for breach of provisions of this Ordinance or of regulations made thereunder.

14. Director of Health Services to provide books and forms, and make regulations.

15. Grama Seva Niladharis to give lists of persons not vaccinated.

16. Police officers Ggrama Seva Niladharis, to assist in carrying out of Ordinance.

17. Evidence in prosecutions.

18. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

20 of 1886,

12 of 1952,

22 of 1955.

AN ORDINANCE to amend the law relating to compulsory vaccination.

[Date of Commencement: 1st July, 1887]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Vaccination Ordinance.

2. Division of districts and appointment of places for the purposes of vaccination.

Whenever the Director of Health Services shall signify to the Government Agent of any administrative district that he is ready to undertake vaccination in any district, it shall be the duty of the Government Agent, in conjunction with the Director of Health Services and the superintendent of vaccination of that district, forthwith to divide such district into convenient divisions, for the purpose of affording increased facilities for vaccination, and to appoint a convenient place or places in each such division for the performance of such vaccination, and to take the most effectual means for giving, from time to time, to all persons resident within such divisions, due notice of the days and hours at which an officer will attend at such place or places to vaccinate all persons not already successfully vaccinated who may then appear there, and also of the days and hours at which an officer will attend at such place or places to inspect the progress of such vaccination in the persons so vaccinated, and to collect vaccine lymph from them.

3. Every adult to present himself to be vaccinated or revaccinated.

Every adult who has no marks of successful vaccination or of smallpox, or who, if he has such marks, resides in a house or building in which there is a patient suffering from smallpox, shall present himself at the place so appointed nearest his residence for the purpose of being vaccinated or revaccinated; and the officer shall, and he is hereby required thereupon, or as soon after as it may conveniently and properly be done, to vaccinate or revaccinate the said adult.

4. Every parent or guardian to present child under his care to be vaccinated or revaccinated.

Every child who has no marks of successful vaccination or of smallpox, or who, if he has such marks, resides in a house or building in which there is a patient suffering from smallpox, shall be taken, or caused to be taken, by his parent or guardian to the place so appointed nearest the residence of such child, for the purpose of being vaccinated or revaccinated; and the officer shall, and he is hereby required thereupon, or as soon after as it may conveniently and properly be done, to vaccinate or revaccinate the said child.

5. Vaccination on estates, superintendent to publish notice, given by government medical officer.

It shall be lawful for any government medical officer acting under the written authority of the Director of Health Services, to give at least six days' previous notice in writing to the superintendent of any estate appointing a place in such
estate and a day and hour at which an officer will attend for the performance of vaccination. Upon the receipt of such notice it shall be the duty of the superintendent to cause the
same to be duly published in the Sinhala and Tamil languages in every labourer's line within the said estate, and at the morning
and evening muster of the labourers employed thereon.

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