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East Midlands increase in Measles.

Due to rising measles cases in the West Midlands and London, NHS England has launched a catch-up campaign to increase MMR vaccination coverage, particularly in low uptake areas.

From 5 February to March 2024, national MMR call and recall reminders will be sent to unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals aged 6-11 years across England, and 6-25 years in specific regions. These reminders will prompt patients to check their MMR immunisation status and, if vaccination is required, to contact general practice and in some areas local school age immunisation providers for vaccination.

The public is being advised to check their or their child’s vaccination status. This can be via the Red Book or the NHS app (or their GP practice). To support this, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has released easy-read materials on measles symptoms and actions and a slide set for primary care (which we have attached). MMR materials can be downloaded and ordered for free on the health publications website.

There is localised information about MMR vaccinations for the public, which includes frequently asked questions, on the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board website.

 

For more information or advise please follow the link below.

Measles – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

If you are worried about something please call the surgery for advice.

 

 

Date published: 7th February, 2024
Date last updated: 14th February, 2024