All pregnant women, at any stage of their pregnancy, should get immunised
By reducing fortnightly payments, rather than withholding the supplement at the end of the year, parents will have an immediate incentive to have their children immunised
Burns said: "There is still a proportion of 10-17 year olds in Scotland who are not immunised
or partially immunised
Factors were identified that significantly affected the likelihood that the children surveyed were fully immunised
Any child who has missed out on the vaccine can still be immunised
by contacting their GP.
Children show off their painted fingers after being immunised
against polio in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia PICTURE: Jean-Marc Giboux
Patients with underlying health problems, those most at risk from infection and pregnant women will be among the first immunised
He said: "It's encouraging to see so many girls are being immunised
He added: "Muslim women and Indians queued together with their babies to have them immunised
Dr Gillian Smith, regional immunisation lead for the Health Protection Agency in the West Midlands, said: "I can't stress enough how vital it is that those people who haven't yet been immunised
against measles book their MMR jab.
7% of children were immunised
by their fifth birthday.
Five families were conned into believing their children had been immunised
against measles, mumps or rubella by a doctor facing concerns over the quality of the single jabs, a court heard yesterday.