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Editor: Get a baby pic in there! Or Jeanne Freeman looking worried?

In April 2019 we heard 7 times on BBC Breakfast, 3 times on Reporting Scotland, endlessly on GMS and in depth on the website:

Doctors are raising concerns that changes to GP contracts will lead to a drop, in immunisation rates among adults and children in rural areas. MMR and flu injections traditionally given at local doctors’ surgeries are to become the responsibility of clinics set up by health boards.

It turned out that only one pony-tailed doctor was making the claim. In late September 2019, they didn’t tell us that the MMR vaccination rate in Scotland is 97% and dangerously low at 87% in England:

Click to access 2019-09-24-Childhood-Immunisation-Summary.pdf


Today we hear from the Herald:

RURAL GPs should continue to offer vaccinations direct to patients in their practices, the Health Secretary has said. Jeanne Freeman said there was nothing in the new Scottish GP contract to stop family doctors continuing to provide routine vaccines themselves if they want.

No word from BBC Scotland.