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14 Oct 2009

MEASLES - INJECTION
Hi

My son s school have advised via SMS that it is compulsory for them to have the measles injection. If he had this as a baby (he is now 17) is it necessary for him to have another one and can the school force me to give my consent by making it compulsory.

Thanks, Kay
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cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Hallo Kay
They can't force your child to get a vaccination. However, since September we have seen a 10 fold increase in measles infections, and it can be a very dangerous disease as patients could develop a type of viral pneumonia or brain infection. It won't do harm to get a measles booster injection.
Dr Bets
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