A victim of vaccination – audio

Almost a million people in south Wales were vaccinated during the smallpox outbreak 50 years ago.

Photo: Smallpox 1962

Davyna Anne Williams was 17 at the time of the outbreak in 1962, but it had a long-lasting and very significant effect on her family.

Her father, Ben Davies, was Headmaster at Ferndale Secondary Modern School For Boys and one of the very first people to be vaccinated in the Rhondda Valley. She believes it was this early inoculation that led to his death.

You can hear her story here.

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