National measles and rubella vaccination campaign

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6993.1532c (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1532
  1. E B P Wiratunga,
  2. Jeanette O'Brien
  1. Consultant in communicable disease control Database manager St Helens and Knowsley Health, St Helens, Merseyside WA10 2AP

    EDITOR,—The national schools measles and rubella campaign of November 1994,1 2 3 in which most districts attained coverage of 90%, has been a success.4 This was despite adverse publicity and concern regarding possible adverse reactions to a new vaccine. All adverse reactions were reported to the Committee on Safety of Medicines through the yellow card system, with a copy to the immunisation coordinator. We analysed the information in St Helens and Knowsley district with EpiInfo version 5.00.

    Altogether 48000 children were immunised during November 1994, with an uptake rate of 90%. One hundred and sixteen reports (0.24%) …

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