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Somerset doctors warn of measles risk

Doctors say immunising is vital to avoid the complications of measles Credit: ITV West

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."

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