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.
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.
Parents in Somerset are being advised to give their children the MMR vaccination. It's after eleven reported cases of the virus in the county in the last month. Doctors have sent a letter for schools to issue to parents advising them about the risks.
NHS Somerset has confirmed cases in Glastonbury, Bruton and Shepton Mallet. Public Health Consultant Julie Yates said: " So far the people affected have not been immunised, or only partially immunised, with the MMR vaccine.
Measles can spread quickly and easily, especially in close-knit communities such as schools and community facilities which is why it is so important children are properly immunised."
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.