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Immunisation has been one of the major themes promoted on health stamps relating to paediatrics. Individual diseases—such as smallpox and polio, have been the focus occasionally although usually the general principles of immunisation have been featured. These general principles are illustrated on these three stamps. The 1979 Transkei stamp was issued to promote child health and emphasises immunisation. The mass vaccination programme is highlighted and publicised on the Central African Republic stamp from 1967. The Grenada 1979 stamp commemorating the International Year of the Child celebrates the first nation to be 100% immunised and shows a vaccination gun and map of Grenada, together with the logo of the Rotary organisation. The individual diseases depicted are measles, diphtheria, whooping cough, polio, tetanus, tuberculosis, and typhoid.
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