RCPCH response to new Health Protection Agency figures about the number of measles cases in England and Wales - 28 November 2008
Dr Patricia Hamilton, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health:
"The figures showing the rise in the number of measles cases in England and Wales are very worrying. We cannot stress too strongly that all children and young people should have the MMR vaccine. Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that the vaccine is safe. Measles can have very serious effects."