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Mumps: Disease Control

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 141926, tabled on 22 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to reduce the number of cases of mumps in the UK during the 2019-2021 Parliament.

Answered on

27 January 2021

Actions already taken include a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) catch-up vaccination programme for 10 and 11 year olds delivered through primary care, communications campaigns targeting festival goers and students and local initiatives addressing inequalities in vaccine uptake.

Public Health England provides information on the benefits and risks of the MMR vaccine to the public using National Health Service branded leaflets, some of which are available in multiple languages. The leaflets address common questions about the MMR vaccine and encourage parents to have their children vaccinated. The leaflets, designed for use in schools, healthcare centres, accident and emergency departments, hospital wards, walk-in centres and general practices, are available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation#measles,-mumps-and-rubella-(mmr)

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