A case of measles has been confirmed in Cumbria as the number of children receiving the potentially life-saving MMR vaccine has declined nationwide.
A general practitioner has warned parents that there is "deliberately misleading" information about vaccinations that are spread through social media and may raise unnecessary concerns.
But with a case now confirmed in Allerdale, the importance of protection has been reaffirmed by you and your family.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged yesterday to take urgent action to increase the number of children and adolescents receiving the MMR shock.
It comes after it turns out that Britain lost its status as a laborer-free, three years after the virus was disposed of here.
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There have been no recent cases in Cumbria until one was confirmed in Allerdale.
There was one more in May in Allerdale, in Copeland in January, and another in Barrow in January.
However, recent figures show that up to 9,000 five-year-olds in the Northwest region, including Cumbria, may not be fully up to date with some routine inoculations like the MMR.
Dr. Amanda Boardman from the NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group said: "Measles and mumps can be very dangerous diseases and the best way to protect yourself or your children is the MMR vaccine.
"I want to encourage everyone to visit trustworthy websites like www.nhs.uk when making decisions, rather than accepting the deliberately misleading information that is disseminated in some social media. If you or your children have not been vaccinated, it is not too late. "
Colum Cox, Public Health Director at Cumbria, added: "Outbreaks of disease, especially measles, occurred when the number of people receiving the vaccine dropped.
"Measles, mumps and rubella can spread quickly to unprotected children and adults, and anyone who has not received two doses of MMR vaccine is always at risk. It is very important that the children receive the full course of two MMR vaccines before the beginning of the school and that parents or caregivers turn to their GP's for immediate use if they did not have them at the scheduled time. "
Anyone who is not sure whether he or his children have received two doses of vaccine is advised to contact their family doctor. You can also talk to the practice staff about concerns.