Measles vaccination

 

With our borders open again, there’s a much greater risk of a measles this winter

If you’re under 35 you may have missed out on getting fully immunised for measles as a child. This puts you at greater risk of catching and spreading measles.

Ask your GP or health provider whether you had your measles vaccinations. If you’re not sure, play it safe and get immunised. It’s free and you can get it at your GP and some pharmacies.

Getting a measles vaccine


How to find out if you’ve had your measles vaccine, where to get one, and what to expect.

Getting a measles vaccine

 

Why you need a measles vaccine


Being vaccinated means you'll be protected against this dangerous disease and you can't pass it on to vulnerable people.  

Why it's important to get the measles vaccine

Side effects and how it works

         

The measles, or MMR vaccine, is very effective. After one dose, about 95% of people are protected from measles. After two doses, more than 99%.

Side effects of the measles vaccine and how it works

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