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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15 cases of measles have been recorded in the East Midlands in the first three months of this year.
13 cases of measles have been recorded in the West Midlands in the first three months of this year.