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Measles - Information for Parents and Carers

30 January 2024 (by admin)

An update regarding recent outbreaks of measles both nationally and locally,

Information and guidance for parents / carers regarding measles.

Guidance on measles 

There have been recent localised outbreaks of measles centred around the West Midlands.

There is a risk of further outbreaks in other areas unless urgent action is taken to increase Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination take up in areas with low MMR vaccine rates.

Measles spreads very easily among those who are unvaccinated, especially in nurseries and schools. 

The best protection against measles for children and adults is to get both doses of the MMR vaccine. It is never too late to have these vaccinations.

The NHS has the following advice for parents on measles:

The DfE has published an Education Hub blog with guidance on measles and the MMR vaccine for parents, nurseries and schools.

Further information can also be found here:  

National measles guidelines - GOV.UK (