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A national programme has been launched to get more children vaccinated against measles after an outbreak happened in South Wales in April. The number of confirmed cases has been rising across the Midlands.

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MMR catch-up vaccination programme launched

A national catch-up programme to increase the MMR vaccination uptake in children and teenagers has been announced by the government.

The catch-up programme has been launched to try to stop measles outbreaks Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The aim of the programme is to prevent measles outbreaks by vaccinating as many unvaccinated and partially vaccinated 10-16 year olds as possible in time for the next school year.

Public Health West Midlands say during the first three months of 2013, 13 cases were confirmed.

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