Measles Awareness

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Measles spreads very easily among those who are unvaccinated, especially in nurseries and schools. It can be a very unpleasant illness and, in some cases can lead to hospitalisation and sometimes can cause death. Vaccines are our best line of defence against diseases like measles and help stop outbreaks occurring in the community.

We are calling on all parents and carers to make sure their children are up to date with their 2 MMR doses. You can check if your child is up to date with their MMR vaccines, by either looking in their Child Health Record (PCHR) or red book, or you can contact your GP practice. You can also check your vaccination records on the NHS App.

We will send a text message to eligible people that have an incomplete MMR vaccine course inviting them to a clinic for vaccination. All vaccinations will need to be booked in advance. Please do not turn up to the GP practice directly requesting an MMR vaccination.

The MMR vaccine is free on the NHS, whatever your age.