The Health Minister has rejected opposition suggestions that the Welsh Government was 'slow' to respond to the measles outbreak in Swansea. Mark Drakeford told AMs that health chiefs were 'in no respects behind the curve' in handling the outbreak.
He said that vaccination clinics were offered immediately after the first handful of cases emerged in November but that the number of parents taking up the offer of jabs only increased significantly following media reports after Christmas.
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If the Government's top adviser on immunisation thinks the risk of an emergency in England is a possibility, I believe him.