Children should be denied access to school until they have had an MMR vaccine to combat the increase in measles and mumps, say older GPs
- Jab protects against measles, mumps and rubella, but is avoided by some
- Four GPs are senior at Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG & # 39; s) in London
- In a letter to ministers said that policy change is the & # 39; complacency & # 39; addressing parents
Children should not go to primary school unless they have received the MMR vaccine, older GPs have said.
The prick, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella, should be compulsory for four and five year olds, unless parents have registered a conscientious objection or the health of the child prevents it, they said.
In a letter to ministers, the four general practitioners, who hold senior positions with clinical commissioning groups (CCG & # 39; s) in London, said that a policy change & # 39; complacency & # 39; approach with parents.
Children should not go to primary school unless they have received the MMR vaccine, older GPs have said
Earlier this year, the Royal Society for Public Health said that social media is a & # 39; breeding ground for misleading information & # 39; had become so-called anti-vaxxers, claiming that pricks such as MMR can cause disorders, including autism.
The letter, reported by the Guardian, said: “Schools should check if all their students have been vaccinated. In other countries, vaccination certificates are required before school admission.
& # 39; Here in the UK, we could insist that all children have to be vaccinated by a health professional, allowing exceptions for conscientious objections or medical contraindication. & # 39;
& # 39; There is a precedent in the UK. Smallpox vaccination became mandatory for all children born after 1853 and today doctors must show proof of vaccination or immunity to various diseases, so we do not endanger patients, "it added.
They urged Matt Hancock, the health secretary, and Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, to support the recommendation.
Sir Sam Everington, president of the London Clinical Commissioning Council, signed the letter together with Dr. Mohini Parmar, Dr. Andrew Parson and Dr. Josephine Sauvage.
Between April and June, 2,028 cases of mumps were confirmed, the highest quarterly figure since 2009
All four are also clinical (medical) presidents of CCG & # 39; s that allocate healthcare expenses in different & # 39; s regions of the capital.
It was revealed in August that mumps cases reached their highest level in ten years, with an increase in anti-vaccine myths that caused the peak.
Between April and June, 2,028 cases of mumps were confirmed, the highest quarterly figure since 2009.
The measles also increased to 301 cases in the same period, with nearly 266 of those in non-vaccinated individuals 15 years of age or older.
After the figures were released, Simon Stevens, NHS chief executive, condemned anti-vaxxers and said pricking remains the best chance we have of protecting our children against potentially deadly diseases.
& # 39; This sharp rise in mumps and measles cases shows that complacency about vaccines is out of place and dangerous, & he said.
The number of five-year-olds receiving both doses of MMR in England is 87.2%, according to an article in the British Medical Journal, well below the 95% recommendation of the World Health Organization.
Boris Johnson, the prime minister, also has conspiracy theories about vaccination like & # 39; mumbo-jumbo & # 39; criticized, and encouraged parents to & # 39; please have your children vaccinated & # 39 ;.
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