Factors affecting MMR uptake in the UK and Libya

Angela Macadam, A. El-Turki, Paul Gard

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Measles mumps and rubella (MMR) are serious infectiousdiseases, which can be prevented by effective immunisation(MMR vaccine) of the young population. However, if immu-nisation coverage against MMR is less than the 95% recom- mended by World Health Organization, measles could become an epidemic, resulting in a high number of suscepti- ble children getting the disease.1In 2005, vaccine uptake in UK was 82%, 2 but in Libya, where the Wakefield study had not been publicised widely,3 the uptake was 97%.2 The aim of this research was to explore the factors that influenced the Libyan and the British parents’ decision to vaccinate their children with MMR, how they determined risk-taking and decision-making processes, and how these were shaped by different sociocultural context (having very dissimilar health systems, educational systems and socialstructure).
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2007
EventBPC Practice - UK, 2007
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Macadam, A., El-Turki, A., & Gard, P. (2007). Factors affecting MMR uptake in the UK and Libya. 0-0. Abstract from BPC Practice, . https://doi.org/10.1211/096176707781890707
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