Records show that there are still 9,000 unvaccinated 4 - 18 year old children in the Swansea area. The concern is that they still remain at risk of catching measles and doctors are urging parents to protect their children with the MMR vaccine.
The MMR is the only vaccination for which we have proof it provides effective and safe protection agains measles, mumps and rubella. As a family GP I am well aware of the devastating effect these diseases have on an individual and their family. Please do not settle for anything less than the MMR for protection.
Doctors are also reminding those who had their first MMR one calendar month ago to return to next weekend's drop-in clinics, running at the Princess of Wales in Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, Singleton and Morriston hospitals from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 18th May.
2013 is expected to be the worst year for measles in the UK for the past two decades. Read more about the illness and how it is treated.
If the Government's top adviser on immunisation thinks the risk of an emergency in England is a possibility, I believe him.