Measles cases treble in what was already the largest outbreak in north-east England for the last two decades.
This year there’s been 99 reported measles cases and more than 100 suspected cases are being investigated, Health Protection Agency officials have said. The number of confirmed cases reported was 37, when figures were last released in May.Last year, just 17 measles cases were reported, the Health Protection Agency said. The Health Protection Agency is urging parents to make sure their children have had both MMR jabs (the vaccine is given in two doses). It has been said that most cases could have been prevented because most cases occurred in children who weren’t fully protected by the MMR jab.“There is no treatment for measles but it can be prevented by the safe and highly effective MMR vaccine,” Dr Meng Khaw, the director of public health for the North Tyneside Primary Care Trust said.Earlier this year, health expert Sir Sandy Macara called for the MMR jab to be made compulsory. Wales has also experienced a measles outbreak this year, with an anti-MMR area hit by more than 100 cases.
whens the 2nd mmr then?
Jack hasnt had any jabs since then
We had a 2nd one I think before starting school/nursery.Think I need to check we're all up to date.
Don't think Jack would be old enough for the 2nd yet.
Might be wrong these things change
im terrible, lolas only had one lot as shes been ill with cough colds when theyve come up and hv told me not to take her gps in a right huff with me saying it doesnt matter how ill she was theyre more important!
thanx for the info he had his mmr when he was 15mnths. i think they said he didnt have anymore for a few years so that sounds right!
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