Nick Clegg urges MMR jabs for children

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has urged parents to overcome their apprehension about the MMR jab.

Speaking to LBC 97.3 Radio, he said: "I really would urge parents, whatever your misgivings, do what people who know about this most say is right for your children - get that course of jabs done."

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