MMR Vaccine

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the role of social and traditional media in the decline in levels of uptake of the MMR vaccination.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The Government takes all attempts to deliberately disrupt and confuse the information environment very seriously. It is difficult to attribute the slight decline in uptake of the MMR vaccinations to any one source, however, we will work with our colleagues in the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England to assess the impact that disinformation and manipulation of social and traditional media may have on this issue.

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