Britain launches campaign to boost childhood vaccination rates

The Straits Times February 29, 2024, 02:01 AM UTC

Summary: Britain is launching a campaign to boost childhood vaccination rates due to a worsening measles outbreak. Routine childhood immunizations have been falling, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The UK Health Security Agency aims to reverse this trend through a media campaign. Measles cases in England have risen to 650 since Oct 1, with a post-pandemic low in vaccine uptake. The World Health Organization's 95% coverage target remains unmet.

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