the necessary arrangements for public vaccination.
It is the duty of the father and the mother of every child, and of every other person having the care of a child, to see that the child is successfully vaccinated within three months after birth, and to bring the child from time to time for examination until a successful vaccination is reported. The vaccination may be dispensed with upon the certificate of a medical practitioner stating that the child is not in a fit and proper state to be successfully vaccinated, or in cases where it is found from the impossibility of vaccinating the child successfully that it is immune from the disease. The penalty for neglect of duty in this respect is five dollars.
Where smallpox exists the public vaccination of everyone is compulsory, except in the case of persons who have been vaccinated successfully within seven years. Municipal councils neglecting to enforce vaccination are liable to a penalty of twenty-five dollars. Where smallpox is present or threatened in a municipality persons may be prohibited from attending schools or other institutions