Child uptake of jabs on the rise

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MORE children in Derbyshire than ever before have been vaccinated from serious illnesses such as measles and meningitis C.

Take-up of the jabs – which start protecting vulnerable children from highly infectious diseases from as young as two months – are on an upward trend.

There have been significant improvements in key areas, including the number of children having the MMR jab, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella and the PCV vaccine, which protects against pneumonia.

Uptake for childhood vaccines in the first part of this year are at their highest yet.