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Minister defends immunisation campaign

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7015.1249 (Published 11 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1249
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    Junior health minister Mr Tom Sackville has responded to criticism of the British government's campaign last autumn to vaccinate eight million schoolchildren against measles. He described the results of the campaign as “excellent.”

    Mr Sackville said that it would have been “indefensible not to implement this campaign” and added: “Since the campaign, the only two cases of measles that have occurred in the age groups covered have been in children who were not immunised in the campaign. A predicted epidemic has been …

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