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Vaccinations offered after new measles case confirmed

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200 children at a Neath Port Talbot school will be vaccinated next week Credit: PA

MMR vaccinations will be offered to more than 200 children at a Neath Port Talbot secondary school after a case of measles was confirmed in a pupil.

Public Health Wales has received two notifications of measles in pupils at Cwmtawe Comprehensive School and one of these has been laboratory confirmed.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board is arranging for MMR vaccinations to be offered to all pupils at the school who are not fully vaccinated next week.

Of 1,260 pupils at the school, 62 are recorded as having received no doses of the MMR vaccine and 142 have received only one dose.

Two doses of MMR are needed to provide the maximum 99 per cent protection against measles.

The new measles case comes three months after the epidemic was confirmed 'over', eight months after it began.

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