Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccination (MMR)
Measles has been hitting the headlines recently with an increasing number of confirmed cases being reported across England. Although there are currently no confirmed cases in Bath and North East Somerset, the Council's Public Health team is working with GPs and the NHS to take the necessary steps to protect our residents, particularly children, against this highly infectious disease.
As part of the national MMR catch-up campaign, all local GP practices are currently in the process of identifying and inviting unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children between 10 and 16 years of age to the practice for a total of two doses of the MMR vaccine
As a further precaution, we are encouraging parents who know that their child has not received two doses of the MMR vaccine – whatever their age – to arrange an appointment with their GP practice.
If you know your child has not been vaccinated or you are unsure of your child's vaccination history contact your GP today.
If you are a front line health and social care worker please check if you have previously received two doses of the MMR vaccine immunisation and if necessary request two doses of the MMR vaccine from your GP.
Not one but two...
Measles is a serious condition which is, at the very least, a most unpleasant illness and which can lead to dangerous complications
The safest and most effective way to prevent measles is to ensure your child has received two doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccination. This will not only protect the child but help safeguard others that they may come into contact with.
It is never too late to get vaccinated. Book an appointment with your GP surgery today.
Be vigilant to the signs and symptoms of measles
- a rash for up to three days
- fever for at least one day
- at least one of the following; cough, cold or conjunctivitis.
If you suspect measles call your GP for an over the phone assessment. Patients are advised, wherever possible, to stay at home from work or school and keep away from vulnerable people.
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