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'Record' MMR jabs for 2-year-olds

Almost 2,500 doses of MMR have been given in GP surgeries in Wales in the last week, according to Public Health Wales.

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Editor defends 1997 MMR campaign

The editor of the South Wales Evening Post, Jonathan Roberts, has defended the newspaper's decision to run a campaign in 1997 that looked at a potential link between the MMR jab and autism.

The recent measles cases have prompted criticism of the campaign from those who believe media coverage at the time could have led to a lower uptake of the vaccine and paved the way for the current outbreak. Mr Roberts will be hosting a web chat at 14:30 this afternoon on the newspaper's website.

The move by the paper's editor comes as the latest figures on the number of measles cases in Wales is due. Over the weekend MMR drop-in clinics were inundated with people wanting vaccination against the virus. Such was the success of these clinics that more are planned for next weekend.

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