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Parental awareness was high

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6973.193 (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:193
  1. Anitha Varghese,
  2. Nicholas A Woodall
  1. Final year medical student Final year medical student St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR,—We wish to report the results of an observational study that a group of us undertook recently as part of our community medicine attachment. We chose the topic of measles immunisation because it was a current issue.1 There had also been public concern that the campaign contained information contradicting that given in the previous measles, mumps, and rubella campaign, launched in October 1988. At that time the parliamentary secretary for health, Mrs Edwina Curry, stated that “It [measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine] provides life-long protection against all three infections with a single jab.”2 A third point of interest was the controversy …

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