Measles can be a serious infection that can lead to complications, especially in young children and those with weakened immune systems. Teenagers, young adults and anyone who has missed their MMR vaccination can get measles. Measles spreads easily but having the MMR vaccine is the best way to prevent it.


Symptoms include:
• High fever
• Rash – sometimes starting around the ears
• Sore red eyes
• Cough
• Aching and feeling unwell


Remember, if it could be measles, please call the practice or A&E to get advice BEFORE attending – to ensure the infection is not passed to vulnerable patients such as the immunocompromised and pregnant women. 


Please contact the GP surgery if you're not sure you or your child have had the vaccine. 


Please click here for more information about Measles.

Measles: How to stay safe
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