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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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10,000 children unprotected from measles in north Wales

Parents in north Wales are being urged to act quickly to get their children vaccinated against measles.

It comes as the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board confirm that more than 10,000 young people have not received two doses of the MMR vaccine in north Wales.

Although the outbreak is at present affecting the Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot and Llanelli areas, it is likely to spread to other areas.

The likelihood that unvaccinated children across the country will come into contact with those already infected is high.

It is vital that parents act now to ensure that their children are fully immunised with the MMR vaccine.

– Siobhan Jones, Consultant in Public Health for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

More than 60 people contracted the disease in an outbreak that started in Porthmadog in 2012.

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