Estimates show 1 in 7 five-year-olds are not fully immunised against MMR as the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirms the UK is no longer ‘measles free.’
The figures from Public Health England (PHE) come as hundreds of thousands of children prepare to start primary school in the next few weeks.
New estimates show around 30,000 (around 1 in 19) five-year-olds have not received their first dose of MMR, which protects against Measles, Mumps and Rubella, usually given to children at 12 months.
But more children have not been given their second MMR dose.
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