OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
AN ACT to provide for the Vaccination of Children in the Free Schools, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
SECTION I. The trustees or commissioners of school districts, and boards of education, are required, within one month after the passage of this act, to oblige all children, applying for admission to the free schools, and all children who have previously been admitted to the said schools, to be vaccinated, unless already protected from small pox by vaccination or by an attack of small pox.
SECTION 2. The said commissioners or boards of education shall have a copy of the foregoing section posted at the door of every school house, for two weeks before it shall be carried into effect; such notice shall state how such free vaccination shall be procured under the provisions of this act.
SECTION 3. Persons affected with diptheria, measles, scarlet fever, or small pox, shall be excluded from the schools until permission of the proper school officers for such persons to return is granted; and intercourse between pupils of the schools and the family or house, when there is any case of one of these contagious diseases, must be forbidden until the official permission is given to return to the school.
SECTION 4. Every person who is unable to pay for vaccination, or every child whose parents or guardians are unable to pay for the same, not residing in the City of Wilmington, may be vaccinated by any physician or physicians who may be designated for that purpose by the Trustee of the Poor for each hundred; and for each person or child so vaccinated, such physician or physicians shall be paid by the Trustees of the Poor for the county the sum of fifty cents. Every such physician shall give a certificate of vaccination to the child so applying.
Passed at Dover, March 2I, 1883.