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Almost a quarter of under-5s haven't had MMR vaccine

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Thursday, 7 March 2024 - 12 minutes

Has your child had any doses of the measles vaccine?

It's recommended the first dose of the MMR jab is given to one year olds, with a second one when the child is three and a half.

But, according to Manx Care, almost a quarter of all under fives on the Island haven't had either.

Currently there are no cases here, but after a recent spate of cases in the UK, there are concerns an outbreak could develop here quickly if a case were identified.

Director for Nursing Paul Moore told Amy Griffiths more:

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