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Annual increments in measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination coverage in England have halted, with uptake rates (mean 85%) remaining below the 95% rate needed for herd immunity.1 Some commentators have called for vaccination to be made compulsory, or otherwise heavily incentivised. Two schemes were recently debated in the UK press: MMR vaccination as a requirement for school entry (a form of “compulsory vaccination”),2 or the withholding of welfare payments from parents of non-vaccinated children (“incentivised vaccination”).3
Intervention effectiveness is partly determined by acceptability among target populations. We explored views towards these two schemes among (A) parents of …
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