Measles awareness and MMR vaccination

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The following link provides relevant information on Measles awareness and the importance of having MMR Vaccinations. Please take a minute to watch the video below

Measles signs and symptoms

The NHS has recently sent out texts to young people or their parents / carers regarding the MMR vaccine. The texts say that the patient may not have had one or both MMR vaccines (Measles Mumps and Rubella). We have received many phone calls about this, and on checking the records we have found that the texts have been incorrectly targeted, and all records we have checked have shown that the full course has been received.

Please help us by checking the Red Book  or the NHS App before contacting us – we have had a lot of patients who potentially have received texts and it has already been problematic for our phone lines!

If the Red Book or the NHS App do not show that two doses of the MMR have been received (usually at 13 months and 3 years 4 months) Please contact the practice

If the Red Book / NHS App do show both vaccines, there is no need to contact us.

We really appreciate your support with this!

You can find more information about the MMR vaccine here

You can find out more about measles here – if you / your child is unwell and you are concerned it could be measles please contact the practice