Borough MMR vaccine figures fall
HILLINGDON is among the west London boroughs experiencing a drop in MMR vaccination in two-yearolds.
West London boroughs have the highest proportions of unvaccinated young children against measles, mumps and rubella, according to newly released figures.
The vaccination rate in the borough was 89.1 per cent this year, compared to 90.8 per cent last year.
The World Health Organisation has set a target of 95 per cent of two-year-olds to have had the first dose of the MMR vaccine.
Three west London boroughs – Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham – were nowhere near that target last year.
Only 73.8 per cent of children in Westminster had received their first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine by the time they turned two years old last year, the lowest vaccination coverage rate in England.
Children should receive the first dose of the MMR vaccine around the time of their first birthday, then another one between the age of 40 months and five.