NHS England is contacting parents and carers of children aged between one and six who have not yet had one or both doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Measles, mumps and rubella are highly infectious illnesses that can easily spread between unvaccinated people. Complications from these diseases can be potentially life changing.
Children need two doses of the safe and effective MMR vaccine, with the first dose given around the child’s first birthday and the second dose given at around three years and four months old. Both doses are needed to ensure full and lasting protection against measles, mumps and rubella.
If your child has missed either of these two doses, please contact the surgery for an appointment.
The NHS’s vaccination schedule can be found at www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/nhs-vaccinations-and-when-to-have-them/