There are fears that children across our region are being left unprotected against measles, mumps and rubella amid concerns over coronavirus.
New figures suggest that the first three weeks of lockdown saw the number of MMR jabs in Greater Manchester fall by forty three percent compared with the same period last year. Nationally there was a 20 percent fall.
Public Health England says it is vital parents continue with their children's routine vaccinations, especially for diseases like measles - which need a high uptake to prevent local outbreaks.
MMR not only protects people from serious diseases but also limits the chances of the virus spreading more widely, for example to children who are too young to have the vaccine and to adults who may be more vulnerable to the disease