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Swansea measles: Ex-health minster Edwina Currie backs mandatory jabs

A former Conservative MP has recommended mandatory vaccination against measles for children who go to nursery and school during an outbreak.

Edwina Currie, who was a junior health minister between 1986 and 1988, was part of the advisory group that brought the MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccine into the UK.

She told Vaughan Roderick on BBC Wales that temporary, compulsory vaccination until the summer would help fight measles.

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  • 21 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales