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Is it time to make MMR vaccination compulsory?

Nurses need to counteract the anti-vaccination movement’s propaganda
MMR vaccine

The anti-vaccination movement is strong and nurses should do all they can to counteract its propaganda

The drop in the number of parents having their children immunised is having devastating effects as cases of measles and mumps are on the rise.

In 2017, measles was officially declared ‘eliminated’ in the UK according to the World Health Organization – meaning the number of cases was at a low enough level to stop it spreading to the general population. So why are we having outbreaks again?

Propaganda

Propaganda and false information has been taking over from what we know to be true.

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