MEASLES OUTBREAK

We have been informed by Public Health England that there has been a measles outbreak in Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester and Surrey.

There have also been large outbreaks in Europe.

We are recommending that patients check to ensure they have had 2 vaccinations for MMR in their lifetime.

We can offer this vaccination free of charge to anyone who knows that they have not received the recommended 2 vaccines.  If you are unsure you can check by speaking to one of our nurses.

If you suspect that you or a family member may have contracted measles, we are asking that you DO NOT make an appointment at the surgery, but ask for a doctor to call you back and go through what to do next.

Measles is very contagious, so please make sure you and your family are vaccinated to prevent further major outbreaks.

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