Mike urges parents to ensure that their children are up to date with their MMR vaccinations, amid rising cases of measles in England.
Following a rapid rise in cases of measles in the West Midlands since October, the UK Health Security Agency has now declared a national incident and has warned that outbreaks of measles will spread to other towns and cities unless action is taken to increase vaccination uptake.
As outlined by Professor Dame Jenny Harries, Chief Executive of UKHSA,
“Children who get measles can be very poorly and some will suffer life-changing complications. The best way for parents to protect their children from measles is the MMR vaccine. Two doses of the MMR vaccine give lifelong protection and it’s never too late to catch up".
Appointments for missed vaccinations can be made via your GP surgery.
For more information: nhs.uk/MMR