Devon immunisation rates ahead of the national average

PUBLISHED: 16:41 16 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:12 16 June 2010

Children in Devon are ahead of national levels in receiving critical jabs to stay healthy now and in the future, latest official NHS figures show.

Children in Devon are ahead of national levels in receiving critical jabs to stay healthy now and in the future, latest official NHS figures show.

Take-up of the MMR (Measles, mumps and rubella) immunisation jab and a complete course to stop HPV - the virus that can lead to most cervical cancers - is ahead of UK rates reports NHS Devon.

NHS Immunisations Statistics for England in 2008-09 show 82.2 per cent of children up to five-years-old in Devon had received the MMR jab. This compares with the national average of 78 per cent.


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