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Slough - Catch up MMR program for year 2 students
We are offering a catch up programme for any child in year 2 (DOB between: 01/09/10-31/08/11) who have missed one or more doses of their measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR).
MMR is a safe and effective combined vaccine that protects against three separate illnesses – measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) – in a single injection. The full course of MMR vaccination requires 2 doses. Measles, mumps and rubella are highly infectious conditions that can have serious, and potentially fatal, complications, including meningitis, swelling of the brain (encephalitis) and deafness. Since the MMR vaccine was introduced in 1988, it's rare for children in the UK to develop these serious conditions. However, outbreaks happen and there have been cases of measles in recent years, so it's important to ensure that you and your children are up-to-date with the MMR vaccination.
The MMR vaccine is routinely offered to all children at 12 months and 3 years and 4 months, usually by your GP surgery but these vaccines may be given at different intervals if your child received vaccines overseas. If you are unsure whether your child has received two doses of MMR, please contact your GP surgery or check in their personal child health record (Red Book). If you know that your child is definitely missing one of more of their MMR vaccines then please contact the School aged immunisation team to book into one of our community catch up clinics.
East Berkshire (Slough, Bracknell, RBWM) - 01753 636759
West Berkshire (Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire) - 0118 920 7525