June 25, 2008

Tories in Jab Plea

THE Scottish Tories have called for separate vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella to be available on the NHS.

New statistics show a slight drop in the uptake of the joint MMR jab, to 91.2 per cent.

Tory health spokesman Jackson Carlaw yesterday insisted MMR was still the best way to tackle measles, mumps and rubella, despite scares linking the jag to autism.

But he said new figures proved "alternative action must be taken".

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