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‘Put trained volunteers in clinics to quell MMR vaccine fears'

6 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Professor calls for GP surgeries to give more advice to counter anti-vaxxer claims and make UK measles-free again Trained volunteers should be used to give vaccine advice to parents at doctors' surgeries, one of Britain's leading immunisation experts has said. Professor Heidi Larson, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's Vaccine Confidence Project , made the proposal after the World Health Organization withdrew the UK's status as a measles-free nation last week, when it was revealed that there had been more than 200 cases in England in the first quarter of the year.
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