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MMR vaccination call following recent measles cases


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MMR vaccination call following recent measles cases

Increase in measles cases since February prompts measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination call.

Public Health England (PHE) is asking people to check that they have received two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and to be aware of the signs and symptoms of measles following an increase in confirmed cases over the past few weeks.

Since the beginning of February 2016, 20 cases of measles have been confirmed across London and the east of England, predominantly in unimmunised adolescents and young adults. Many of these cases have been admitted to hospital. More....