Stay protected against Measles

Measles is very infectious and can spread rapidly among communities, such as schools, if people have not had at least one dose of the Measels, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Symptoms of measles include high fever, runny nose, cough, red and watery eyes, small red spots with a bluish-white centre inside the mouth. A rash can appear later, usually on the face, upper neck, hands and feet, fading after 5 to 6 days.

It's important to make sure your family's vaccination is up to date. The MMR vaccine is safe, effective and protects against this infection.

If you or any of your children have not had 2 doses of the MMR vaccine, please ask your GP surgery for a vaccination appointment. Anyone with symptoms is also being advised to stay at home and phone their GP or NHS 111 for advice.

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Page last reviewed: 23/01/2024

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