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Last Updated: Friday, 9 September 2005, 08:49 GMT 09:49 UK
Students' jabs after mumps cases
A university has decided to routinely offer new students an MMR jab.

The University of Lincoln made their decision after hundreds of cases of mumps were reported across the East Midlands in the last academic year.

Staff have also written to students to ask them to visit their GPs for advice on the vaccination before they start.

It follows advice from the Health Protection Agency which appealed to school leavers who have not been vaccinated to get treatment.

There were large outbreaks of mumps in several colleges and universities in the last academic year.

It is estimated around 30% of first-year students have not previously had two doses of the vaccine.


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