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Over 160 million children 'missed measles vaccination'

UNICEF warns rejecting the vaccine risks a major resurgence of measles
More than 160 million children around the world missed out on measles vaccinations between 2010 and 2017 - according to a new report by the UN children's agency, UNICEF.

The organisation warns that such large numbers of unvaccinated children raises the threat of a major resurgence of measles. 

There have already been 100,000 cases reported around the world in the first quarter of 2019.   

Dr Robin Nandy - UNICEF’s Principal Advisor & Chief of Immunizations - explains why they are so concerned.

(Photo: Hand holding up a bottle of the MMR vaccine. Credit: Reuters)
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