Information for Parents

Director of Public Health - Measles & the importance of the MMR vaccine

Jun 26, 2019

We have been asked to circulate the following message from the Director of Public Health:

Director of Public Health - Measles & the importance of the MMR vaccine

There are ongoing measles outbreaks in Europe and we have recently had a case of measles, in Liverpool, associated with travel.

Although MMR vaccination uptake is good across Liverpool, there are pockets of low uptake. Measles can cause serious illness and can sometimes be fatal. Vaccination with 2 doses of MMR is the only way to protect children and young people; further information about MMR is available from Public Health England: