How we will step up pressure on the Government
Dr Barbara Fair is fighting a losing battle to gain control of a soaring mumps outbreak after MMR shortages left her unable to immunise thousands of students.
Dr Fair's university practice has only a week left to vaccinate up to 3,500 students before term ends and only a few hundred vaccines. Her practice, in Belfast, began a campaign to vaccinate students before Easter but had only done 1,000 when supplies ran out.
Dr Fair said: 'I saw three cases just yesterday. I have notified over 100 cases since Christmas. It causes alarm if people can't have it when they turn up.'