PUBLISHED: 19:30 30 September 2019 | UPDATED: 20:11 30 September 2019 Will Jefford and Jake Foxford Mr Hancock is tasked with increasing the number of children getting the MMR vaccine. the number of children vaccinated in suffolk has dropped for the last four years Picture: PAGEPIX Pagepix Ltd.07976 935738 Calls for mandatory MMR vaccinations from health secretary Matt Hancock have the backing of parents in Suffolk. Health secretary Matt Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, says he’s seen ‘very strong arguments’ for compulsory vaccinations Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe MP for West Suffolk told a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference said there are “very strong arguments” behind the plans to make all pupils have the vaccine before starting school.His strong pro-vaccination stance has been supported by mothers and fathers across Suffolk, despite the number of children getting the jab in the county dropping for the last four years.Mr Hancock added he was “very worried” by falling vaccination rates, with concerns regarding potential allergic reactions and scare stories linking the jab to cases of autism blamed for the drop.Mother-of-two Becka Smith, from Bury St Edmunds, wants to see all children eligible for the vaccine to be inoculated.There has been talk of… Read full this story
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