Vaccinate against measles urge doctors

Posted on 14th August 2012 | in Community

Parents in the county are being urged to protect their children against measles.

With many children and young adults travelling on educational trips and family holidays, Northumberland Care Trust is reminding parents to ensure their children have been immunised with two doses of MMR. This is particularly important given the increase nationally in cases of measles among the under 25s.

Dr Alistair Blair, Northumberland CCG’s lead GP, said: “It’s never too late to get your child vaccinated. If they’ve missed out on MMR in the past it’s always possible for them to catch-up. Just contact your local GP. We can’t stress enough that measles is a serious illness and delaying immunisation puts your child and other children and young people at risk.”

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