Schools and doctors in Totnes have pledged to work together to improve uptake of the MMR vaccine. It's because of concerns the town could suffer a Swansea-style measles outbreak as only 3/4 of children have been immunised.
A GP in Totnes says schools are being neglectful if they don't recommend the measles jab for pupils.
Totnes has the one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Dr Dylan Watkins from Leatside Surgery is holding a meeting for local schools and health professionals today.
It will focus on ten to sixteen year olds who haven't been vaccinated.
Health officials in Wiltshire will be giving MMR vaccinations to pupils at a school in Devizes from tomorrow, after the school confirmed it had 2 cases of measles.
It comes as authorities in South Wales deal with a measles epidemic which has affected more than a thousand people.
Wesley Smith reports:
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.
Devon has had thirteen measles cases over the last six months - one of the highest county totals in the South West.
The government has announced a catch-up programme for 10 - 16 year-olds who weren't vaccinated during the MMR scare.
Experts say unprotected young people should get at least one dose of the jab.
New figures show one in three parents in Totnes haven't had their children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.
Health professionals have started a campaign to encourage more parents to have their children vaccinated with the MMR vaccine.