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Devizes pupils given MMR jab

The Wiltshire School where pupils were vaccinated this morning Credit: ITV News West Country

Pupils at Devizes School in Wiltshire have been vaccinated this morning after a measles outbreak.

Two cases were confirmed and a number of others are suspected at the school.

Immunisation against measles, mumps and rubella is also open to pupils' families from 3pm on Wednesday.

There will be a further session on Friday.


Devizes pupils to be offered measles jab this week

A measles vaccination programme in underway in Wiltshire after cases were confirmed at one of the county's schools.

Pupils at Devizes School, aged between 10 and 16, are being offered MMR vaccinations tomorrow and on Friday. They'll also be made available to brothers and sisters of pupils and to members of staff.

Wiltshire Public Health officials say it is important that children receive two doses of the vaccine, so some may need the top-up.

The news follows a major outbreak in the Swansea area where more than 1,030 cases have been reported.

43 measles cases reported in Gloucestershire

A measles vaccination. Credit: ITV News West Country

There have been 43 measles cases in Gloucestershire over the past six months - one of very few areas in the West Country to have confirmed cases of the disease.

The government has announced a vaccination catch-up programme for 10 to 16 year-olds who weren't vaccinated during the MMR scare.

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