Measles cases are on the rise, with unvaccinated children and young adults at risk of becoming seriously unwell.
People aged 5- 25, who live in the North West can now get their 1st or 2nd dose of the MMR vaccination.
Measles is more than just a rash, it can make you seriously ill and therefore it is important that you are up to date with your vaccinations. Measles is very infectious, and spreads quickly. Two doses of the MMR gives effective and long lasting protection against measles, mumps and rubella.
Measles cases are rising and the uptake of those between the ages of 16 – 25 is lower than World Health Organization (WHO) target of 95%, meaning this age group are most likely to become seriously unwell.
Please contact the practice on 01253 957500to check if you are fully vaccinated.