Immunisation

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccination (MMR)

Measles

There has recently been an increase in measles cases across England, particularly in young people over the age of 15 years. There are also several large measles outbreaks across Europe. We are currently seeing Measles cases in Bath & North East Somerset.

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 16 and 25 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

Symptoms include:

  • a rash for up to three days
  • fever for at least one day
  • at least one of the following; cough, cold or conjunctivitis.

The NHS Measles and MMR factsheet has more information about measles and the MMR vaccine. You can also visit NHS Choices for more details.

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.

Festivals

There are hundreds of festivals taking place throughout the summer, but large gatherings of people can also mean health risks. Festival Medical Services have put together information and advice for those attending festivals to stay safe. https://festival-medical.org/health-promotion/

Pre-School Vaccination

To download and print this poster, please follow link to the right of this page under Documents

Pre-School Immunisation Poster

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