England Roll Out MMR Vaccination Campaign

One million schoolchildren in England will be targeted in an vaccination campaign in an effort to curb the increase of the ongoing measles outbreak.

Concerns have been raised that an outbreak similar to the one in Swansea, which now has over 900 cases, could happen in England, and that a generation of children have low levels of protection after the MMR scare a decade ago.

The catch-up campaign, run through GPs, schools and community groups, will focus on children aged 10 to 16.

The campaign is expected to cost £20m and the Department of Health already has 1.2 million vaccines ready to go.


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