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With measles cases on the rise in UK, Dr Aayesha Hassan is fighting misinformation and distrust within the Somali community.
One Filipino mother's worst fears were realised when her unvaccinated children caught measles.
People in Canterbury are being advised to check they are up-to-date with two doses of the MMR vaccine following five confirmed cases of measles in the area.
Public Health England is working closely with the NHS and local authorities to raise awareness of how the public can protect themselves and their families and prevent further cases.
Symptoms include high fever, sore eyes, coughing and a blotchy rash.
Local Democracy Reporter
Nearly a third of children in Kent need their measles vaccination booster, figures show.
The World Health Organisation states 95% need to be vaccinated with the MMR jab to ensure the highly infectious disease does not spread.
Director for Public Health in Kent, Andrew Scott-Clark, said uptake of these vaccinations is “critical” to protect vulnerable people.
He noted people expressed concerns about the jab on social media.
However, claims the MMR vaccine causes autism have been disproved and the doctor who made the conclusions also struck off.
There have been three confirmed cases of measles since January, which were all linked to travel.
Consultant in health protection at Public Health England South East, Dr Claire Winslade, urged parents to check the immunity of their family - especially before going on holiday.
“Children should receive two doses of MMR vaccine for maximum protection," she added.