MMR jabs for a million young people who missed out

One million children who missed out on the MMR vaccine in England are being targeted in a campaign to raise the level of protection against measles.

A nurse handles a syringe at a medical centre in Ashford, Kent
A nurse handles a syringe at a medical centre in Ashford, Kent Credit: Press Association

Young people who have not had either one or two doses of the MMR jab will be offered the vacine in a campaign costing £20 million at GP surgeries and schools.

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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