Measles Outbreak National Incident Declared

The UK is seeing a significant outbreak of measles. The UK Health Security Agency, which is part of the UK Government, has declared a national incident. You can read about the outbreak here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-68028530 Two vaccinations are needed to fully protect you against Measles, mumps and Rubella. Measles is a highly contagious disease which is

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Vaccine rates among young children have dipped to a 10-year low, leaving some unprotected and risking outbreaks of the highly infectious and dangerous virus. By the age of five, almost all children should be double vaccinated.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is worried the UK is now seeing a “devastating resurgence” of virtually eliminated life-threatening diseases such as measles, because of low vaccine uptake.

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