Government to offer MMR vaccine to all children in England

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 11 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1254
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1London

    The Department of Health has launched a campaign to raise the rate of take-up of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine in England as concern grows about the outbreak of a measles epidemic.

    The government has asked all primary care trusts to offer the vaccination to all children up to the age of 18 who are not yet fully protected.

    In a letter to all primary care trusts, the chief medical officer, Liam Donaldson, asked health service managers to urge parents to have their child immunised.

    The measure has been introduced after warnings from the …

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