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Free jabs for young and old

The Department of Health has announced a mass immunisation programme that will provide jabs free of charge for a range of diseases affecting the young and old.

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'Coincidence' that scheme came during MMR scare

Professor David Walker, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, told Daybreak that the launch of the mass immunisation scheme was purely coincidence that it came at the same time as the MMR scare.

He said: "The timing is simply this is the time it's taken to develop the vaccine and to develop it's implementation."

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