MMR jab figures show falling immunisation rates for five-year-olds in Lancashire

0 Have your say The proportion of five-year-olds having both MMR jabs in Lancashire has fallen slightly, and immunisation rates for the vaccine are significantly below target.
The latest Public Health England figures for 2017-18 show that 84.6% of five-year-olds had received both MMR jabs before their fifth birthday, down from 85.1% the previous year.
This means that 814 five-year-olds in the area are unprotected against highly-contagious measles.
The target, set by the World Health Organisation, is 95% coverage.
Experts have said that the uptake of the jab across England, where 87.2% of... read more

 
20 September 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 30
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