Measles is in the news again. There have been serious outbreaks in Wales and England. From 1st January to 31st May 2019, there have been 243 laboratory confirmed cases of mumps reported in the South East alone. The majority of cases have been in individuals aged 15 to 24 years and a number of outbreaks linked to universities and colleges have been reported.
We are writing to patients in this age group who, according to our records, have not had the MMR vaccination. Appointments should be booked with the Practice Nurse by calling the surgery on 01702 416966.
Attached is a leaflet which explains the risks of measles: