UKHSA urges the public and parents of young children who may have missed their routine vaccinations to ensure their polio vaccinations are up-to-date after polio was found in sewage in North-East London.
The Prime Minister has today called for urgent action to boost the number of children and young people receiving life-saving vaccinations. This comes as it is revealed that the UK has lost its "measles-free" status with the WHO, three years after it had eliminated the virus.
Professor Helen Bedford says "England has not escaped the recent increase in cases", and urges parents to vaccinate their children to protect them from "a nasty disease which could result in life changing complications or even death".
The Department of Health & Social Care has issued urgent guidance relating to supply disruption of Mylan EpiPens for all health care professionals who prescribe, dispense or administer adrenaline auto-injectors.