Wednesday, 15 May 2024

Now’s a good time to check your child is protected against measles

Wednesday, 15 May 2024

Cases of measles are on the rise. With the summer break just around the corner and the term nearing an end, now is a good time to check if your child is fully vaccinated against measles.

We know that an infectious disease such as measles can spread easily in school-settings, especially when pupils are joining nursery or about to start school in August, when they’ll be mixing with lots of new children.

The MMR vaccine is offered free by NHS Scotland and is over 95% effective in protecting against measles. Measles can lead to serious and potentially life-threatening complications. This is why it’s important to check your child has had the right number of doses for their age.

It’s also important that your child is vaccinated against measles before you go on holiday this summer as cases of measles in some other parts of the UK and abroad are higher than they are in Scotland.

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