The National Public Health Service for Wales has also recorded the highest-ever uptake of the second dose of the MMR vaccine
against measles, mumps and rubella, although the rate of 76.
It is estimated that about 30 per cent of first-year students have not had two doses of MMR vaccine
Health pyschologist Binder Kaur, of Dundee University, said: "Non-immunising parents were more likely to accept the proposed link between the MMR vaccine
and autism and/or bowel disorders.
PARENTS who believe the MMR vaccine
caused their son's autism will find out next week if they will have to abandon legal action against a drugs company.
PRIME Minister Tony Blair last night defended his refusal to reveal whether his son Leo had been given the controversial MMR vaccine
MSPs yesterday backed the controversial triple MMR vaccine
- but they did agree to look at the concerns of parents over autism.
Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine
after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in 5 areas of England.
The health body has previously said that travellers planning trips to, or who have recently visited Italy, Germany or Romania without two doses of the MMR vaccine
are particularly at risk of measles.
The health body has warned that those who recently travelled or were going to travel to Romania, Italy and Germany without receiving two doses of the MMR vaccine
are particularly at risk.
In response to multiple measles outbreaks in the late 1980s, in 1989 ACIP recommended routine administration of 2 doses of MMR vaccine
for children, with the first dose administered at ages 12 through 15 months and the second at ages 4 through 6 years (5).
Public Health England (PHE) said people who travelled recently, or plan to travel to Romania, Italy and Germany, and have not had two doses of the MMR vaccine
, are particularly at risk.
Officials said all cases are among children who have not received two doses of the MMR vaccine