Measles – catch-up MMR vaccination appointments available

Measles cases are on the rise in England and across Europe. Please ensure that you and your family are protected against becoming seriously unwell with measles by checking you are up to date with the MMR vaccine.

Across England, on average, one in ten children are not up to date with their MMR vaccinations, with some areas of the country as low as two in five, putting thousands of children at risk of catching measles and the disease spreading in unvaccinated communities.

Just two doses of the MMR vaccine gives you and your family lifelong protection against catching measles. The first vaccine is given at age one year and the second at age 3 years and 4 months old. If you have missed any doses, it is not too late to catch up. Please contact the surgery for an appointment.