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BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 15 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6208

Children must have MMR vaccine, judge rules: A High Court judge has ruled that two sisters, aged 15 and 11 years, must have the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine against the wishes of their mother. The children’s father had originally agreed with their mother not to vaccinate the girls, but he changed his mind about the safety of the vaccine amid the recent measles outbreak. He took the case to the courts after his divorce.

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