Measle Cases Are On The Rise
Measles is more than just a rash and can lead to serious complications including meningitis and blindness, particularly in babies and young children. In fact, 1 in 5 children with measles need hospital treatment.
Cases are on the rise and the disease is highly infectious.
The best way to protect your children from this serious and preventable disease is to keep their vaccinations up to date. The Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine is safe and has been used since the early 1980s.
All children should receive their two doses on time at 12 months and again at 3 years and 4 months.
Check your child’s red book and make contact with your practice to catch up on any missing vaccinations.