Apr 25, 2019

Measles: Half a million UK children missed jab

PA More than half a million children in the UK were not given a crucial measles jab between 2010 and 2017, an analysis by children's charity Unicef reveals. Globally, the report shows, 169 million children were not given a first dose of measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017.'Alarming'. The UK came third, with 527,000 children not getting their first dose of the vaccine over the seven-year period. In Nigeria, four million children under one did not get the first dose of the vaccine. "Henrietta Fore, executive director at Unicef, said:"The measles virus will always find unvaccinated children.

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