Public health

North East children may not be fully up to date with routine immunisations

BBC Look North

North East and Cumbria

Public Health England is warning that as many as 2,000 five-year-olds in the North East and Cumbria may not be fully up to date with routine immunisations against measles, mumps and rubella.

The MMR vaccine is typically given to infants at 12 months, with a second dose at the age of three.

The authority says those without immunisation are at unnecessary risk of serious disease and are calling on parents to ensure their children are up to date.

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