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Section 2 – The Vaccination Act, 1880

The Vaccination Act, 1880


Section 2. Interpretation-clause


In this Act unless there is something repugnant in the subject or context,-


(1) The expression “Municipal Commissioners” means a body of Municipal Commissioners or a Municipal Committee constituted under the provisions of any enactment for the time being in force; (“Municipal Commissioners”)


(2) “Parent” means the father of a legitimate child and the mother of an illegitimate child: (“Parent”)


(3) “Guardian” includes any person who has accepted or assumed the care or custody of any child: (“Guardian.”)


(4) “Unprotected” child means a child who has not been protected from small- pox by having had that disease either naturally or by inoculation, or y having been successfully vaccinated, and who has not been certified under this Act to be insusceptible to vaccination: (“Unprotected child.”)


(5) “Inoculation” means any operation performed with the object of producing the disease of small- pox in any person by means of variolous matter: (“Inoculation”)


(6) “Vaccination-circle” means one of the parts into which a municipality or cantonment has been divided under this Act for the performance of vaccination: (“Vaccination circle.”)


(7) “Vaccinator” means any vaccinator appointed under this Act to perform the operation of vaccination, or any private person authorized 1[***] in manner hereinafter provided to perform the same operation; and includes a “Superintendent of vaccination”.(“Vaccinator”)


(8) “Vaccination-season” means the period from time to time fixed by the State Government for any local area under its administration by notification in the Official Gazette, during which alone vaccination may be performed under this Act. (“Vaccination season.)




1. The words” by the L.G.” omitted by Act 4 of 1914, s.2.and Sch., Pt.I.



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