We must learn from other countries and impose childhood vaccination, writes Allianz Care’s Dr Ulrike Sucher.
The proportion of two-year-olds receiving the MMR vaccination has dropped for the first time in seven years, latest figures
In our individualist culture, it's tempting to think that the vaccination is an individual choice. But diseases like measles remind us that no person (or family) is an island, and vaccinations are an essential responsibility towards our community as well as ourselves.
The crux of my problem with the current debate is that this just isn't one of those decisions we make for our families alone. This isn't one of the times where you get to weigh it up and make the call. This isn't about your individual freedom, its about basic community responsibility.
The Council for Mortgage Lenders have announced a glowing increase in mortgage activity year-on-year for March. Does this represent a storm of people rushing for funding before the Mortgage Market Review ("MMR") provisions came in or is this a representation of how there is an air of financial confidence and prudence in the minds of sellers and buyers alike?
The decision is controversial, not just because both children were considered together despite their different ages, but because the 15-year-old had already received the initial MMR vaccine and the next vaccination would be a booster shot.
Two girls must be given the MMR jab, against their own wishes and the wishes of their mother, a High Court judge has ruled
The latest scare will prompt many parents of unvaccinated children to act now that their children are older. However, heightened awareness will be short lived and dependent on the media agenda, so what changes could achieve a long term turnaround in the success of the MMR programme? It might be time to try other methods to trigger behavioural characteristics.
Secondary school children rolled up their sleeves on Friday to receive the MMR jab in one of the areas worst affected by
Around a million children and teenagers are to be targeted in a national catch-up vaccination campaign aimed at curbing a
More than 2,000 people were vaccinated on Saturday at clinics set up to tackle a measles epidemic in south Wales. Queues
More than 1,000 people - mainly children - queued up for MMR vaccinations today in the wake of the measles epidemic. The
The number of confirmed cases of measles in the Swansea epidemic has risen to 588, Public Health Wales has confirmed. The
A website offering parents advice on childhood immunisation has been ordered to remove information about the MMR vaccine
More than 200 confirmed cases of measles on Merseyside have contributed to the worst outbreak of the disease since 1988, according
An eminent doctor was celebrating a dramatic victory today after the High Court ruled that a decision to strike him off over