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BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 11 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3746

MMR uptake in Wales reaches record level: Uptake of the first dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine in Welsh children who reached their 2nd birthday in the first quarter of 2013 passed the 95% target for the first time, up from about 77% in 2003.1 The proportion of 2 year olds who got the second dose of the vaccine was 90%. The number of cases of measles in Wales in the current outbreak, which is mainly affecting young people aged 10-18 years, has reached 1171. Catch-up vaccinations for this age group are still important, said Marion Lyons, director of health protection for Public Health Wales.

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