These are three infectious diseases that are prevented by the MMR vaccine.
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children in Hertfordshire and West Essex continue to be at risk catching infections that can be prevented by vaccination. Vaccines are safe, effective and offered free on the NHS. Measles in particular is on the rise across the UK and Europe. This has resulted in severe illness and even deaths in a number of adults and children. It is highly infectious and is spread by water droplets, coughed or sneezed by infected individuals. The only protection for this is having both doses of the MMR vaccine.
The MMR vaccine is given to babies and young children as part of the NHS vaccination schedule.
It's important to catch up on any missed vaccines.
You can still ask your GP surgery for the MMR vaccine if your child has missed either of these 2 doses.
95% of the population need to be vaccinated in order to keep everyone protected
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