Unfortunately, we are beginning to see more measles cases and outbreaks nationally. Measles is highly infectious – the most infectious of all diseases transmitted through the respiratory route. Measles can be severe, particularly in immunosuppressed individuals and young infants. It is also more severe in pregnancy.
The most effective way to control measles is by achieving high uptake of 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine. Over the last 10 years, in Salford, we have seen a steady decline in the uptake of childhood immunisations, including the MMR vaccine. Please support the increase of all childhood immunisations to help protect children, students and our vulnerable population.
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