If you think you’ve got measles call ahead

Measles is serious, call ahead and get advice before attending the surgery, a walk in centre or Accident & Emergency.  Measles, it’s not just a kid’s problem.  Please click here for further details.

The number of young people catching measles has risen.  It’s never too late to be vaccinated.  You need 2 doses of MMR one month apart to be fully protected against measles, mumps and rubella.  It’s time to make measles a disease of the past.

Teenagers, young adults and anyone who has missed their MMR vaccination can get measles.  Symptoms include high fever; sore, red, watery eyes; coughing; aching and feeling generally unwell; a blotchy red brown rash, which usually appears after the initial symptoms.

For more information please contact us or visit www.nhs.uk/mmr

MMR leaflet