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Wales sets up drop-in vaccination clinics to tackle measles outbreak

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 16 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2452
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

Health authorities in Wales have stepped up their drive to vaccinate more children against measles in a bid to bring the outbreak in Swansea under control.

Thousands of children have been given the combined measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine over the past two weekends in general practices and special drop-in clinics across south Wales set up by health boards to tackle the surge in cases.

Vaccination teams have been sent out to begin a targeted MMR campaign in schools this week, beginning with five comprehensive schools in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

As the BMJ went to press on Tuesday, 693 cases …

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