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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.
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.