Dr Hilary: Biggest increase in rubella since 1999

Daybreak's Health Editor Dr Hilary said the risks of not having the MMR jab go beyond the measles epidemic.

He said charities concerned with rubella said they have had the biggest increase in the disease since 1999.

"The added bonus of having the MMR is not just to protect against measles but mumps and rubella as well," he added.

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MMR jabs for a million children

A million children who missed out on getting the MMR vaccine in England are being targeted in a campaign to raise the level of protection against measles after an outbreak in Wales. 2013 is set to be the worst year for measles outbreaks in 20 years