Why are they SO INSISTENT on getting people vaccinated?
Now a vaccine for toddlers has been approved and the Public Health personnel of the U.K. will start contacting families about getting their 6 months to 5 year olds vaccinated.
Individual GPs will start contacting families in Epping Forest with information on how to receive it in the coming days and weeks.
GPs must first complete their own vaccination programmes of at-risk patients, such as the elderly, disabled and children with pre-existing serious health problems, although this phase is "well underway" according to health officials.
Pam Hall, deputy director of public health with NHS West Essex, said: "Young children aged over six months and under five years will be offered the vaccine once GPs have completed the vaccination of the priority groups.
“Parents of children in this age bracket should wait to be contacted by their local surgery."
She added: "Our first priority is to ensure that people with clinical risk factors and frontline health and social care staff are vaccinated.
“Protecting those most at risk from the disease will reduce the levels of serious illness and deaths.
“Vaccination remains a personal choice, but I urge everyone who is offered the vaccine to accept it."