Measles campaign

Health bosses in Lincolnshire are stepping up their campaign to get children vaccinated against measles following a rise in the the number of cases.

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Lincolnshire teenagers urged to get vaccinated against measles

There has been a large outbreak of measles in Wales

Letters are being sent out to the parents of up to ten thousands 10 to 16 year olds in Lincolnshire, who it's feared aren't fully protected against measles.

The Joint Director of Public Health for the county says thousands of youngsters didn't receive two doses of the MMR jab when they were younger due to a low uptake, so aren't fully protected.

Even those that have had measles are being advised to still have both doses of the vaccine. The action follows a large outbreak of the infectious disease in parts of Wales.

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