Outbreaks of Mumps and Measles...are you vaccinated??? Click here for info
Mumps Outbreak: At UEA we have had 18 confirmed cases of mumps in the last few months.
Measles Outbreak: Public Health England (PHE) recently reported that measles outbreaks have been confirmed in areas across the UK GOV.UK measles outbreaks and there are currently large outbreaks in Europe, with Italy, Germany and Romania being the worse affected countries.
Dr Mary Ramsey, Health of Immunisations at PHE said;
"The UK recently achieved WHO (World Health Organisation) measles elimination status and so the overall risk of measles to the UK population is low. However, due to ongoing measles outbreaks in Europe, we will continue to see cases in unimmunised individuals and limited onward spread can occur in communities with low MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) coverage and in age groups with very close mixing."
The NHS recommends that young adults are protected against mumps and measles by receiving two doses of MMR vaccine.
The MMR vaccine is available free on the NHS, to all adults and children who are not up to date with their two doses. Anyone who is not sure if they are fully vaccinated should check with their GP practice.
If you are registered here and not up to date with your MMR, call 01603 251600 to book an appointment with the Nurse as soon as possible.
For further information about the MMR vaccine click on this link > MMR vaccination information leaflet
Our Spring newsletter has lots of useful info - click here to read...
- Measles/Mumps/Meningitis Info
- Exams - special conditions
- Exams - what to do when ill
- Annual health recalls
- Wasted appointments
- Mobile apps by 'Expert Self-Care'
- UEA Wellbeing services
- Changes to services from April 2018
- Medication reviews
- Travel services
- Online patient services
- Feeling unwell? Not sure where to go