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Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) are all highly infectious conditions which spread very easily between unvaccinated people and can have devastating and life changing consequences for those to become infected and are not vaccinated.

Currently Measles is circulating in Europe so any families looking to travel to holiday destinations need to be aware of this risk this poses to children or adults who are not vaccinated.

Rubella in early pregnancy is rare but it can have devastating implications from loss of the baby (miscarriage) to problems with the baby’s sight, hearing, heart and brain.

The MMR vaccination is a 2 dose vaccination one is give at 1 year of age and the other at 3 years 4 months – all children and adults require two does to ensure full protection. However if anyone has not had two doses there is an open offer from the NHS to provide these regardless of age, you can do this by contacting your GP practice and ask for a vaccination appointment. It is important to catch up on any missed vaccinations. The vaccination is free and can be given at any age to those who have missed either or both of the two doses.

For more information about the vaccine and the illnesses it prevents go to: MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine – NHS (

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