A mother has urged parents to give their children the MMR jab after her twin daughters caught measles.
Zoe Hayes said she was shocked at how ill the virus made her twins Niambh and Maisy Dale, aged five, and now bitterly regrets refusing the vaccine.
She rejected it due to worries about unsubstantiated claims that the combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was linked to autism.
NHS Worcestershire said there had been a big upsurge in the number of cases of measles in Worcestershire with 10 confirmed cases in the last couple of months.
Anecdotal to start with one mother who didn't vaccinate her children finding that herd immunity does not always work. But the little statements at the end of the article about the upsurge in measle cases (confirmed and suspected at 41 for Worcestershire), and, again, I have to say the anti-vaccination movement is just so much horseshit.
Link also has a pic of one of the girls sick, so an FYI before going there.