'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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'Remain vigilant' against measles

"Despite the largest advertising push of all weekends only 16 people attended our last drop in clinic in Chepstow with a further 189 in Newport last weekend.

"We have been focussing our efforts on our scheduled vaccination programmes (e.g. schools) this week, and the MMR vaccination is accessible through GP surgeries. We are continuing close monitoring and will be reviewing the situation at weekly meetings."

– Aneurin Bevan Health Board spokesperson

"Numbers of measles cases being reported are slowing and this is good news. However, measles is still circulating in our community so we need to remain vigilant and keep going with our MMR programme. The importance of everyone having two MMRs, especially school age children, is still our priority."

– Dr. Sara Hayes, director of public health, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg

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