Measles Plea to All Parents

MERSEYSIDE parents have been urged to help avoid a measles epidemic.

Primary care trusts hope parents of children about to start school or playgroup will add the MMR vaccination to their checklist.

In 2006-7, there were 1,726 confirmed measles cases in England and Wales, more than in the previous 10 years put together.

Sefton PCT is urging parents to ensure children are vaccinated against measles as well as tetanus, polio, mumps and rubella.

Rod Thomson, Sefton PCT consultant in public health, said: “When you are putting your child’s school check list together of uniform, gymkit,maths set, make sure you have a pre-school booster and that MMR is on it.”

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