Views towards compulsory MMR

Source: Archives of Diseases in Childhood, June 2010; 95: 658-659

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Date of publication: June 2010

Publication Type: Letter

In a nutshell:  Annual increments in measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination coverage in England have halted, with uptake rates (mean 85%) remaining below the 95% rate needed for herd immunity.  Some commentators have called for vaccination to be made compulsory, or otherwise heavily incentivised. Two schemes were recently  debated in the UK press: MMR vaccination as a requirement for school entry (a form of “compulsory vaccination”), payments from parents of non-vaccinated children (“incentivised vaccination”)…

Length of publication: 2 page letter


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