Experts in Halton have advised parents to ensure their children take the measles vaccination after parts of Cheshire witnessed a measles outbreak. Increase in the number of cases in the county has led specialists at NHS Halton and St Helens to issue a warning.
As schoolchildren are the most vulnerable, due to close proximity with each other, those children who have not taken the jabs could contract the infection easily.
Additional MMR shots will be provided by the Halton's School Health Nursing Team and is being planned at different locations for the New Year. Parents will also receive information regarding the availability of vaccinations.