Is the MMR vaccination programme failing to protect women against rubella infection? (2014)

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*Skidmore S., Boxall E., Lord S.

Epidemiology and Infection, 2014, vol./is. 142/5(1114-1117), 0950-2688;1469-4409 (2014)

In recent years the number of pregnant women susceptible to rubella has increased markedly. In the West Midlands the proportion has risen from 1.4% in 2004 to 6.9% in 2011. Locally, the proportion of non-immune women ranges from 1.6% in those born prior to 1976 to 17.8% in those born since 1986. The latter group comprises those given MMR in their second year with no further booster doses. The number of non-immune women will continue to rise as a consequence of low MMR uptake in the late 1990s. Repeat testing of samples with values

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