Tag Archives: Measles

Compulsory vaccines are needed to keep measles under control in the UK

21 million children miss the first dose of measles vaccine every yearBSIP/UIG via Getty Images By New Scientist staff and Press Association The UK should consider introducing compulsory measles vaccinations before children start school, according to a team of researchers in Italy. Their analysis of international measles data suggests that current vaccination policies are not… Read More »

Qld Health warns about measles danger

Queenslanders have been warned about the dangers of measles and overseas travel after more than half of the 12 cases already diagnosed this year were linked to overseas trips. Health officials say people born after 1965 – especially those planning overseas travel – should have two doses of the measles vaccine to ensure they’re fully… Read More »