Dr Martin Rhodes' stark comments about the potential for a measles epidemic, and worse still the possibility of fatalities,should be a clear warning to parents about the need for vaccination.
As rates of immunisation fall and confirmed cases of measles rise we continue to risk the health of the borough's children.
While some may think exposing children to diseases like this get them out of the way and bolster their immune systems, this has been rapped by experts.
Links between the MMR vaccine and autism have also been dismissed, and doctors are telling us immunisation is a must.
Ultimately,we should heed the advice of the professionals.
Hopefully the money Harrow PCT is set to get from the Department of Health will spread the message that immunising our children against the dangers of measles should be a priority - and dispel these myths which have become synonymous with MMR.
THE CREDIT crunch seems to have finally hit the Harrow housing market as prices have begun to fall for the first time since last year.
For property owners hoping to sell this could spell bad news with more than a £10,000 drop in only three months.
However for those wishing to buy,the market is proving to be even more turbulent with banks making it extremely difficult to secure mortgages.
Some estate agents believe homes in the borough may have been sold at inflated prices and now they are simply becoming more realistic.
Whatever the reason for the fall residents may wonder whether this is the beginning of a more trying financial period.
We can only hope there will be a light at the end of the financial tunnel soon.