Back in early January, while searching for sledding images, I discovered a folder marked “Stop Measles.” I found it interesting and thought I could use this folder some day.
Vaccinations and measles have been in the news of late due to the outbreak of the disease in Washington state.
These images are from June 1977 when the State Health Department and the Scranton School District conducted an measles inoculation program at the Willard Elementary School in West Scranton.
Mrs. Mildred Winger, school nurse, prepares to give a student at Willard Elementary a measles inoculation in June 1977. Times-Tribune Archives
Helen Fawcett swabs shoudler of one of the children receiving a measles inoculation at Willard Elementary in June 1977. Times-Tribune Archives
Principals conducting the measles inoculation program at Willard Elementary in June 1977 from left: Mrs. Winger, Dr. Josephine Favini, John Farrell, state department of health; Eleanor Walsh, supervisor of nurses in Scranton schools. Times-Tribune Archives
Jeff Leas receives some encouraging words from Helen Fawcett, medical clerk, before receiving a measles inoculation at Willard Elementary in June 1977. Times-Tribune Archives
Mrs. Ann Marie Leidinger, school nurse, prepares for an measles inoculation at Willard Elementary in June 1977. Times-Tribune Archives