GPs urged to step up MMR vaccination as measles outbreaks spread

Public Health England (PHE) has urged patients to ensure they have received the MMR vaccine from their GP, after declaring an outbreak of the disease is underway across England.
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(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
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Clark County, Washington, has declared a public health emergency due to a measles outbreak, another example of why " vaccine hesitancy " is on the World Health Organization's 2019 list of 10 global health threats.
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Clark County, Washington, has declared a public health emergency due to a measles outbreak, another example of why " vaccine hesitancy " is on the World Health Organization's 2019 list of 10 global health threats.
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The disease spread within ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where vaccination rates are low and some are suspicious of government health workers.
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CONCLUSION: Although vaccination was understood as an important intervention to prevent childhood diseases, participants reported numerous barriers to vaccination. Strengthening vaccine demand and acceptance among displaced Rohingyas can be enhanced by improving vaccination delivery practices and engaging trusted leaders to address religious and cultural barriers using community-based channels. PMID: 30642728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The vaccination rate against measles, mumps and rubella is the lowest it has been since 2011, and needs to be improved to prevent further outbreaks.
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