Posts tagged “MMR”

Mumps cases reach 10-year high, as professionals promote MMR vaccine

February 18th, 2020
Mumps cases reach 10-year high, as professionals promote MMR vaccine

The number of cases of mumps in England has reached a 10-year high. Health experts are urging people to make sure they have had both doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, as the number of cases among young adults rose to 5,042 in 2019. This represents a four-fold increase from 2018. There […]

Health Secretary considers compulsory vaccinations for children, as uptake falls-3933-2282-5470

October 1st, 2019

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, is considering introducing compulsory vaccination for children in England, as recent statistics confirm uptake rates have fallen.  Speaking at the Tory Party conference in Manchester, Mr Hancock suggested that he is thinking about the measure in a bid to tackle falling rates of immunisation and protect children from preventable illnesses. […]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces measures to protect against measles-4342-0725-9982-8978-0920-7834

August 20th, 2019

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced a raft of measures to protect the public against measles. The move comes after the UK lost its measles-free status amid a decline in immunisation rates. Measles can be prevented by means of a double-dose immunisation, which is provided as part of the NHS routine vaccination programme for […]

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