Isle of Man MMR vaccination rate lower than UK’s – Manx Radio

Monday, August 19th, 2019 3:40pm

Manx five-year-olds less likely to have received two doses of vaccine

Children on the Isle of Man are less likely to be vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella than those in the UK.

The Department of Health and Social Care’s figures show just 82.8% of five-year-olds on the Island have received two doses of the MMR vaccine.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for urgent action after the vaccination rate there dropped to 87%.

More than 230 cases of measles have been confirmed in the first three months of the year in the UK, but there has been zero on the Island in the last year.


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