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.
Pupils at Devizes School in Wiltshire have been vaccinated this morning after a measles outbreak.
Two cases were confirmed and a number of others are suspected at the school.
Immunisation against measles, mumps and rubella is also open to pupils' families from 3pm on Wednesday.
There will be a further session on Friday.
Pupils at a school in Wiltshire are being vaccinated this morning after a measles outbreak.
Two cases were confirmed and a number of others are suspected at Devizes School.
The school is also open to pupils' families to get the MMR immunisation from 3pm with a further session on Friday.
Health officials in Wiltshire will be giving MMR vaccinations to pupils at a school in Devizes from tomorrow, after the school confirmed it had 2 cases of measles.
It comes as authorities in South Wales deal with a measles epidemic which has affected more than a thousand people.
Wesley Smith reports:
It is important for all children to receive two doses of the MMR vaccine to ensure they are fully protected from the disease. Measles is an extremely infectious and unpleasant illness, which can lead to complications.”
We know that measles can spread easily in settings like this, so we wanted to be cautious and practical, working alongside the very responsive management team at Devizes School to offer a special MMR vaccine clinic at the school.”
A measles vaccination programme in underway in Wiltshire after cases were confirmed at one of the county's schools.
Pupils at Devizes School, aged between 10 and 16, are being offered MMR vaccinations tomorrow and on Friday. They'll also be made available to brothers and sisters of pupils and to members of staff.
Wiltshire Public Health officials say it is important that children receive two doses of the vaccine, so some may need the top-up.
The news follows a major outbreak in the Swansea area where more than 1,030 cases have been reported.
There have been 43 measles cases in Gloucestershire over the past six months - one of very few areas in the West Country to have confirmed cases of the disease.
The government has announced a vaccination catch-up programme for 10 to 16 year-olds who weren't vaccinated during the MMR scare.
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."