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Measles, Mumps and Rubella Guidance

The guide below explains about measles, mumps and rubella and the importance of the (MMR) vaccination which helps protect against the 3 diseases.

People who have not been vaccinated with 2 doses of MMR vaccine are more likely to catch these diseases. Children do become ill when they catch them, but so do adults.

All 3 diseases can be very serious. They can make adults very ill and cause problems for women who are pregnant and people who have weakened immune systems (and can’t fight infection well).

Measles is a serious illness that is highly infectious. To be protected from measles and other infections including mumps and rubella, you need to be immunised with 2 doses of MMR vaccine.

Please take a look at the leaflet below for further information.