MMR Vaccinations Warning

Public Health England (PHE) is warning that 1-in-7 five-year-olds may not be fully up-to-date with some routine immunisations, including MMR – which protects against Measles, Mumps and Rubella – with the figure rising to around 1-in-4 children in London.

These worrying estimates, released as part of PHE’s Value of Vaccines campaign, show that some four and five-year-olds are starting school at unnecessary risk of serious diseases compared to the majority of their classmates, prompting a call for parents to check their child’s Red Book to ensure their children are up-to-date with scheduled immunisations.