As if we hadn’t had enough illnesses to worry about recently, today we were told that there had been 2 cases of measles at the nursery, and were very strongly advised to get Ingrid vaccinated ASAP. The fact sheet that the nursery had been given by the local health advisors says:
Measles has become uncommon in some parts of the UK because many children have been fully immunised. In and around the London area, various issues have resulted in many children being unprotected. The reasons include a high rate of mobility and many parents deciding to not have their children vaccinated due to the misunderstandings surrounding the safety of the MMR vaccine.
So I now have to worry about Ingrid catching measles, because other parents are not vaccinating their kids. Not happy.