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Totnes GP: Schools are 'neglectful' if not recommending measles jab

More pupils are getting measles jabs since the outbreak Credit: ITV Westcountry

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.


13 measles cases in Devon during last six months

A measles vaccination. Credit: ITV News West Country

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.