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NICE consults on child vaccination rates

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 02 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4769
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a consultation on how to increase child vaccination in England, in response to falling rates.1

National uptake of most routine childhood vaccinations has fallen slightly in the past two years. For example, 95.7% of children were immunised against diphtheria and polio by age 2 in 2014-15, down from 96.3% in 2012-13. NICE said that these diseases could re-emerge in England unless uptake improves. It …

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