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Should only MMR vaccinated children be allowed in schools?

Should only MMR vaccinated children be allowed in schools?

A measles outbreak at three London schools has prompted Public Health England to issue an urgent warning to headteachers, asking them to encourage staff, parents and children to get the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Measles cases worldwide rose by 300% during the first three months of 2019 and annual vaccination rates in the UK have fallen below the target of 95% of the population for several years.

Italian researchers from the Bruno Kessler Foundation and Bocconi University have predicted that the number of cases of measles in the UK could double in the coming decade, and say the MMR vaccine should be a requirement for a primary school place, as it is in Italy.

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