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'Hangover' from discredited measles research as 1,200 use clinics

It was a busy weekend at hospitals in parts of south and west Wales with around 1,200 people using emergency clinics set up to provide measles vaccines.

Health officials are trying to bring an epidemic under control in the Swansea area, and are urging parents who have not yet vaccinated their children to do so.

Labour peer and scientist Lord Robert Winston said there had been a hangover from the discredited research which suggested a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

In an interview with Gareth Lewis on BBC Radio Wales, Lord Winston said all the evidence showed that MMR was "extremely safe".

1,200 MMR jabs at emergency clinics

  • 08 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales