More than a THIRD of children have NOT had both MMR jabs in parts of England

More than a third of children have not had their life-saving MMR vaccine in parts of England, according to official stats which illustrate why health chiefs fear a measles resurgence.

NHS figures show uptake of the measles, mumps and rubella jab has dropped to just 86 per cent — the lowest level in a decade. 

Yet analysis shows take-up sits as low as 59 per cent among five-year-olds in certain parts of London. MailOnline has created an interactive tool that enables you to look up MMR uptake rates in your local area.

The two-dose jab, offered to all children, protects against the three highly-infectious diseases, which can trigger meningitis, hearing loss, blindness or even death in rare cases.

Doctors fear 750,000 children under the age of six are currently unprotected against measles. Parents are now being urged to get their youngsters immunised.

Shocking NHS data yesterday revealed that uptake for all 14 routine childhood jabs is now below the crucial 95 per cent threshold…

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