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Feb 25, 2020

MMR Catch-up Programme

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of incidents of measles and mumps which directly links to the fall-off in Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination rates. In order to address this extremely worrying situation in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced a school based MMR catch up programme. This will commence from March 2020 for children in school years 8, 9 and 10 who are deemed eligible by missing one or both doses of MMR on the child health information system (CHiS).
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