CHAPTER 223

STATE BOARD OF HEALTH FOR POLIO VACCINE

AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE MONEY TO THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHASING POLIO VACCINE AND SUPPLIES AND ADMINISTERING POLIO VACCINE TO THE CHILDREN OF THIS STATE.

WHEREAS, the number of children in this State in the age group most susceptible to polio is estimated to be approximately 100,000, and

WHEREAS, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis is furnishing free of cost to the State Board of Health enough polio vaccine to immunize 25,000 children, and

WHEREAS, it is estimated that 25,000 children will receive polio vaccine from their family physicians, and

WHEREAS, it is estimated that there will be approximately 50,000 children left unprotected from polio, and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the General Assembly that all children in this State shall receive the benefit of the great discovery of Dr. Salk, NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The sum of $150,000 is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Health for the purpose of purchasing polio vaccine and related supplies, and for the purpose of administering polio vaccine to children of this State.

Section 2. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.