URGENT MEASLES UPDATE
Measles is in the West Midlands. Is your child protected?
Public Health England has confirmed that there is a continuing outbreak of measles in the West Midlands.
Since the 1st November 2017, 107 laboratory confirmed cases have been reported to the West Midlands Health Protection Team: In order to reduce the number of susceptible people we are taking action and writing to all our patients who are eligible for MMR vaccine according to the national immunisation schedule:
- First dose given at 12 months of age
- Second dose given at three years and four months of age
In addition we urge parents of all children under 5 years of age with incomplete MMR immunisation to contact the surgery to arrange an appointment to have their child vaccinated.
Measles is at best a nasty, unpleasant infection; at worst it can cause permanent injury and even threaten life. If your child is not fully vaccinated they are at risk in this current outbreak. Please bring them for vaccination. Vaccination is safe and offers real protection. If you are nervous of the MMR vaccine for any reason you are very welcome to come and discuss this with any of our doctors and nurses.