'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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MMR vaccination clinics continue across Wales

Efforts are continuing to stem the measles outbreak Credit: ITV News

Further MMR vaccination clinics are being held across Wales today as part of continuing efforts to stem rise in measles cases.

The latest figures show there are 1,292 confirmed cases across Wales, with 1,105 in the Swansea area alone.

Over 50,000 MMR vaccinations have been given since March, but Public Health Wales says that over 35,000 10-18 year olds are still unvaccinated.

Health chiefs have expressed concerns over a further outbreak of measles in the Gwent area where there have now been 100 reported cases of measles this year and over 8,000 10-18 year olds remain unvaccinated.

Vaccination clinics are being held today at:

  • Singleton and Morriston Hospitals in Swansea between 10am and 4pm

  • Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, between 10am and 4pm

  • Neath Port Talbot Hospital between 10am and 4pm

  • Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport between 11am and 3pm

Drop-in sessions are also being planned in the Brecon and Newtown areas on 25th May.

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