Concern over infant pre-MMR immunity

Babies of women who have had the MMR vaccine - and not naturally acquired measles - may be at increased risk of contracting the disease, research suggests.

A Dutch study has found that maternal antibody protection from measles wanes two months earlier in infants born to MMR-vaccinated mothers compared to those who had acquired the infection naturally.

The more rapid loss of passive immunity in children of vaccinated mothers could justify bringing forward initial MMR vaccination