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Practices to be paid for MMR catch-up campaign

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GP practices will receive £1.50 for each 'at-risk' child on their list' that they identify and call in for MMR vaccination, NHS England has announced.

The task will involve identifying children aged 10 to16 years on their practice list who need at least one dose of MMR to fully protect them from measles, and writing to their parents or guardians to offer them the vaccination.

Practices will receive £7.64 for each dose of MMR given to any unvaccinated patients aged 16 and over who present to the GP surgery requesting vaccination.

In Wales, which is in the grip of a measles epidemic, health boards are arranging vaccination sessions in schools.

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