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Measles Awareness

Measles awareness and the importance of children having two doses of MMR vaccine
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. Two doses are needed to be fully protected. The uptake of MMR in Sunderland at age 5 years has reduced recently, putting some children at risk. Please can you help by promoting the importance of children being up to date with all their vaccinations. If parents/carers aren’t sure if their child has had two doses of MMR they can contact their GP to check. To help raise awareness please can you share these useful resources with parents/carers and with staff:

Information for parents:
- Complete routine schedule for UK Complete routine immunisation schedule - GOV.UK ( -

- Measles: Don’t let your child catch it leaflet MEASLES - Don’t let your child catch it -

- What do I need to know about the MMR vaccine? What do I need to know about the MMR vaccine? -