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Measles And Polio Vaccine

Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update the figures he gave in his reply to the hon. Member for Eccles, Official Report, 11th November 1977, column 290, regarding take up of measles and oral polio vaccine.

The number of children in the United Kingdom aged 1 to 4 years who have not received measles vaccine and a complete series of oral polio vaccine is estimated on the data available at 31st December 1977 to be 1,650,000 and 824,000 respectively. The corresponding figure for the oral polio vaccine for the United Kingdom in 1976 was 907,000; the figure of 864,000 given in reply to my hon. Friend's Question last year was a Great Britain one.