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Extra doses of MMR jab sent to GPs

7th June 2013
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Catch up campaign for MMR jab is targeting those who have not been given two vaccinations.

Due to a link between MMR and autism, which has now been discredited, the measles vaccination rate fell across the UK in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This led to a generation of school children who were vunerable to the infection.

The highest figure for nearly two decades was recorded in 2012 with nearly 2,000 cases of measles in England.

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