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Measles and the MMR Vaccine

Measles cases in the Midlands are rising. Measles is an infection that spreads very easily and can cause serious problems in some people.

Having the MMR vaccine is the best way to prevent it and protect our communities.

Symptoms of measles include:

a high fever
runny nose
watery eyes.

If you have symptoms of measles, stay at home and phone your GP or NHS 111 for advice. Stay away from GP surgeries and A&E departments

Stay off nursery, school, or work for at least 4 days from when the rash first appears.

It’s never too late to be vaccinated. You need two doses of the MMR vaccine to be fully protected against measles, mumps, and rubella.

For more information on the MMR vaccine, visit the NHS website

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