How mass vaccinations halted a killer virus in 1950s Glasgow – BBC News

Glasgow Smallpox outbreak The long line of people outside the health centre wait patiently for their turn to be vaccinated.

Special clinics are getting through 600 jabs an hour but the queues are not getting any shorter.

Meanwhile, public health officials are desperately trying to trace anyone who has come into contact with those carrying a deadly virus.

It may sound familiar but this is in fact the picture in Glasgow in the grip of a smallpox outbreak in 1950.

Source: How mass vaccinations halted a killer virus in 1950s Glasgow – BBC News