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Baby vaccine uptake rate below safe levels in Cambridgeshire

Babies in Cambridgeshire could be at risk of catching potentially deadly illnesses as uptake rates for important jabs fall below safe levels, figures reveal.

The British Society for Immunology has urged the new government to deliver on its promise to develop the UK’s first vaccine strategy to protect communities against “nasty diseases”.

Young children should get the so-called six-in-one jab, which protects against six serious infections including polio, whooping cough and diphtheria, in the first few months of their lives.

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