Measles cases are rising.

07 February 2024

Measles cases are rising. Whilst the increase in measles cases has been seen mostly in the West Midlands so far, we know that the infection can spread quickly. That's why it’s important to know the symptoms of measles, what to do when you or your child might have measles, and how you can get protected against measles with a Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination course. You can find out more about measles here.

Measles is an infection that spreads very easily and can cause serious problems in some people. Measles can be prevented with the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination – a vaccine that’s available for free on the NHS. The MMR vaccine can prevent you from getting measles. All children in the UK are offered two doses of the MMR vaccination by the NHS as standard. But you can also have your MMR vaccines at an older age if you haven’t had them in the past.

If you haven’t had your MMR vaccinations or are unsure, please contact our Reception team for a vaccination appointment. Alternatively, there are also a number of walk-in vaccination clinics running locally, no appointment needed. You can find out more about measles and local walk in vaccination clinics on your local NHS website.

Measles: how infectious is it compared to other illnesses? (youtube.com)

 

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