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Measles campaign

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:192

Involve general practitioners in future

  1. Nigel Higson
  1. General practitioner Hove, Sussex BN3 3YU

    EDITOR,—I await with interest the outcome of the measles and rubella immunisation campaign being conducted throughout Britain.1 Correspondents have discussed some of the controversies surrounding the campaign.2 The predicted herd acceptance has not occurred, and since the campaign started parents have made many thousands of telephone calls to general practitioners. Schools have run out of soft mats to cater for the children who faint or are distressed by the immunisation. Developmental checks and routine vaccinations have been delayed by a minimum of six …

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