Measles information for travellers & festival goers this summer

Measles is extremely infectious, spreads easily and can be more severe in teenagers and adults, with some cases needing hospital treatment.

There are currently several large measles outbreaks across Europe, with Romania and Italy being the worst affected countries.

Individuals and families travelling overseas are advised to check they are up to date with their Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations.   If you are in any doubt, please check first with your GP before you travel.  You may also check your medical records online if you are registered to do so with your GP practice.

Young people planning to attend festivals and large public events are advised to check they are up to date with their Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations. If you are in any doubt, please check with your GP.   You may also check your medical records online if you are registered to do so with your GP practice.

NHS Choices provides answers to frequently asked questions about the MMR vaccine - HERE. 

See also this information leaflet about MMR. HERE

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