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Half Term MMR Clinics

Please find below a message from Public Health Hertfordshire and a link to the half term MMR clinics poster.

As measles cases continue to rise across the country, Hertfordshire County Council and the local NHS are urging parents, guardians and carers to make sure their children are up to date with their Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations.

The MMR vaccine is the most effective way to protect children from becoming extremely unwell as a result of these highly contagious diseases.

For more information on MMR vaccine, go to NHS website:

Measles spreads easily among unvaccinated people, especially in nurseries and schools and can lead to serious health conditions such as meningitis and hearing loss.

The national target for five-year-olds to receive both doses of the MMR vaccine is 95 per cent but Hertfordshire currently falls below this at 88.8 per cent.

To find out if a child is up to date with their MMR vaccines, check their red book or personal child health record (PCHR). People can also check their vaccination status on the NHS App. Alternatively, contact your GP.

The vaccine is free of charge on the NHS, whatever your age, and it is never too late to catch up.

Throughout the coming half term holiday, the Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust will be holding vaccination clinics so that anyone under the age of 25 who is eligible for an MMR vaccine but has not yet had either their first or second dose, can receive it. If you are over 25 and need an MMR vaccination, contact your GP.

Bookings for the half term sessions can be made by calling 0300 555 5055 and choosing option 1. Two sessions, in Hatfield on Monday and Hemel Hempstead on Wednesday will accept walk-ins without an appointment but please arrive at least 30 minutes before the end of the session so the nurses have time to see you.

Early Years ServiceChildren’s Services | Hertfordshire County Council

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