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There have been serious outbreaks of Measles in Wales and England and the number of people catching measles is rising. Measles is a serious illness that is highly infectious. To be protected from measles and other infections including mumps and rubella, you need to be immunised with 2 doses of MMR vaccine.

You or your child is at risk of measles if you haven't had the MMR vaccination. Two doses are needed for the best protection.

It's not just a kids problem

If you care for individuals with a weakened immune system or young children as part of your work, it's particularly important that you are fully immunised with MMR. Passing on measles to children who are too young to have MMR vaccine or to someone who is already ill, can have very serious consequences for their health. As a precaution, women should avoid getting pregnant for one month after MMR vaccination.

Vaccination type

In the UK we have 2 MMR vaccines. Both of the vaccines work very well, one contains porcine gelatine and the other doesn't. If you want to have or you want your child to have the porcine gelatine free vaccine, talk to one of our practice nurses.

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MMR Vaccines at this surgery

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 child's Red Book or the NHS App before contacting us - we have over 1000 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 reply to the text with the word "MMR" and we will check the patient records. Please allow 4 weeks after your response for us to check records before chasing us up.

If we find that you / your child need the vaccine, we will send you a link to book the appointment at a convenient time to you. If we find that you / your child is fully vaccinated, we will reply to let you know. If the Red Book / NHS App do show both vaccines, there is no need to contact us.