Hancock ‘wouldn’t rule out’ banning unvaccinated children from school

Worrying rise in children missing MMR vaccine has to be tackled, says health secretary
Child sent home from school

Worrying rise in children missing MMR vaccine has to be tackled, says health secretary

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said he ‘wouldn’t rule out anything’, when asked whether unvaccinated children should be banned from schools.

Speaking on TalkRadio, Mr Hancock said the UK is ‘not there yet’ in relation to issuing a ban, as has happened in some parts of the United States, as well as France and Italy.

New figures from Unicef show that more than half a million children in the UK who were due to receive their first vaccination against measles between 2010 and 2017 did not receive it.

Mr Hancock told the breakfast show he


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