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MMR jab uptake in young people in England up by 23% since 2023, says NHS



Exclusive: Vaccinations rise amid national campaign, but reported measles cases have increased by 40% since MarchThe number of young people receiving their MMR jab is up nearly a quarter from last year, official figures show.A national campaign to boost uptake was launched in January amid concern over measles rates in England, when the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) declared a national incident after a major outbreak in the West Midlands. The growth in infections shows no sign of abating, with a 40% increase in reported cases in England since March. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/apr/28/mmr-jab-uptake-in-young-people-in-england-up-by-23-since-2023-says-nhs

Author : Anna Bawden Health and social affairs correspondent

Publish date : 2024-04-28 14:24:03

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