Measles cases are rising in England this year and the majority of confirmed cases were in London.

The vaccination rate is lower than the 95% target set by WHO and as low as 60% in some areas of London.

The MMR vaccine is a safe and effective combined vaccine, after 2 doses:

  • around 99% of people will be protected against measles and rubella
  • around 88% of people will be protected against mumps

People who are vaccinated against mumps, but still catch it, are less likely to have serious complications or be admitted to hospital. Protection against measles, mumps and rubella starts to develop around 2 weeks after having the MMR vaccine.

Please submit the online request form if you want your record to be checked for any missing MMR doses and we can then book an appointment with the nurse for you to have it done.