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Measles cases drop 60% following MMR catch-ups

Measles cases drop 60% following MMR catch-ups

Cases of measles have fallen more than 60% following the introduction of the MMR catch-up programme, according to new figures.

In June, 113 children aged 10-16 were diagnosed with the disease, down from 299 in April when the scheme began.

The programme aims to identify and administer the MMR to unvaccinated and partially vaccinated 10-16 year-olds through GPs and/or school programmes and is run jointly by Public Health England (PHE), the Department of Health (DH) and NHS England.

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