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MMR Vaccine Target Achieved in England for the First Time

Published: Sep 22, 2017

The number of eligible children receiving their first dose of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR1) by the age of five has met the World Health Organisation target of 95 per cent for the first time in England in 2016-17. The MMR1 vaccine is administered via the NHS as a single injection to babies as part of their routine schedule, usually within a month of their first birthday.

Statistics published by NHS Digital on 20th September 2017 show that the proportion of children receiving the MMR1 vaccine by age five was 85.9 per cent in 2006-07, rising year on year to 95 per cent in 2016-17.

O4 Research has been extensively involved in paediatric vaccine clinical research programmes and welcomes the increased uptake of the MMR1 vaccination!