Swindon people urged to protect themselves against measles, mumps and rubella

By Jessica Durston - 5 May 2023


People in Swindon are being urged to get two doses of the MMR vaccine to protect themselves (and their loved ones) against measles, mumps and rubella.

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are highly infectious diseases that can sometimes lead to serious complications.

The MMR vaccine (which is offered to children by the NHS) protects against these conditions and prevents outbreaks of these diseases. It is the safest and most effective way to protect yourself and your children against measles, mumps and rubella.

Swindon Borough Council are reminding members of the public that the best protection against MMR is two doses of the MMR vaccine. The first dose is routinely offered by the NHS to all children aged one and the second dose is offered when they’re aged three years and four months.

A spokesperson from the council added: "It’s never too late to get the MMR vaccine and older children and adults who haven't yet had two doses should contact their GP to arrange a catch-up vaccination appointment."

Individuals can find out more about the MMR vaccine on the NHS website.

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