Have a Merry Measles-free Christmas!

7 December 2017

Written by: Lambeth Council

Children and young people - Health and Wellbeing

Are you going away for Christmas or having visitors from abroad? Think measles!

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Have a Merry Measles-free Christmas!

Measles is not just a kids’ problem and it is highly infectious. It is still common in many countries around the world and there are currently several large measles outbreaks across Europe.

Two doses of the MMR vaccine is the best protection! It’s available to all adults and children, and it’s never too late to get vaccinated. So, if you’re unsure if you’re protected, speak to your GP or Practice Nurse to make sure you and your family are safe.

Please visit the NHS Choices measles information for more details.

How to stay safe and what to do if you think you’ve come into contact with measles.

Measles symptoms are Rash, Red Eyes, Runny Nose, Temperature, Cough The best protection is 2 doses of the safe, effective MMR vaccine at 1 year of age, and 3 years, 4 monthsIf you have not had two doses, you can get them free from your GP surgeryKnow the symptoms! Keep people with symptoms away from othersCall ahead before going to A&E or your GP