A council in the Midlands is highlighting the importance of the MMR vaccination following a Measles Virus epidemic.
Derby City Council is urging parents who haven't already done so to get children vaccinated against the virus.
The majority of cases in the current outbreaks have been reported in unvaccinated school children and young adults.
We estimate that 4,000 – 5,000 children and young people between 10 and 20 years of age in Derby are not vaccinated against measles and so are not protected against the virus.
Measles is a highly infectious disease that spreads very easily and in some cases can cause serious complications and death.
Health experts in the Midlands are preparing for a measles outbreak with many areas of the UK affected. Find out more information here
A study has revealed one in five children in Herefordshire are not fully immunised against measles. Click here for more information.