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MMR Vaccine

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL1768, tabled on 24 February 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve MMR vaccination rates.

Answered on

6 March 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement, Public Health England and key stakeholders are implementing actions from the Measles and rubella UK elimination strategy 2019, to increase take-up of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. This includes:

- Implementing a catch-up vaccination programme for 10 and 11-year olds through general practices, to continue into 2020/21;

- Notifications from Child Health Information Services to help general practices identify children with due and overdue vaccinations; and

- Initiatives led by local teams to address inequalities in vaccine uptake, such as a targeted MMR catch-up campaign with 16 universities in October 2019.