Tuesday, July 12, 2005

University students urged to get MMR jab

The Guardian reports that new students will be urged to have the jab before starting their course. There is a mumps epidemic sweeping campuses, and it is estimated that approximately 90000, which is a third of new students, will not have had the MMR jab. Over 42000 people in England and Wales have been affected by mumps in the first six months of this year.

Freemens Common Health Centre is asking new and returning students to check their vaccination status.

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