11-03-2010 05:52 AM

'Children who haven't had the MMR jab should be banned from schools, according to a leading doctor.

Dr Sohail Bhatti, a director of one of the largest health trusts in Britain, said the draconian measure was the only way to ensure higher uptake of the vaccine. Since the MMR scare more than 12 years ago the number of children receiving the combined jab for measles, mumps and rubella has fallen by a third in some parts of the country.'

Read more: Children Without MMR Jabs Should be Banned From School, Claims Public Health Official