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Measles cases are going up Posted or Updated on 9 Feb 2024

Get your child vaccinated at our Catch Up Clinic

On behalf of Sutton GP Practices, we are running MMR Vaccination Catch Up Clinics from February-March 2024 for patients who may not be up to date with their vaccinations. 

If your child has not previously had an MMR vaccination and: 

  • Is aged between 1 and 25 years old and
  • Is registered at a practice within the borough of Sutton

You can make an appointment at one of our clinics. 

How to book

To make an appointment for your child to receive the MMR vaccination, or if you have any concerns or questions about the MMR vaccination and want to speak to one of our nurses, please call us on: 

Tel: 0333 332 6570

Phone lines are open: 

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:30pm

What is Measles? 

Measles is a very infectious illness spread by coughs and sneezes. If your child is not protected and has even passing contact with someone who has measles, the chances are that they will be infected too. 

There is currently no cure for Measles and complications can include: 

  • Chest infections,
  • Ear infections,
  • Diarrhoea,
  • Encephalitis (infection of the brain).

Children who develop complications may require Admission to hospital for treatment. 

About the MMR Vaccination

The combined MMR vaccine has been safely protecting children for many years in many countries worldwide. In the UK, millions of doses have been given since it was introduced in 1988. 

Before vaccines can be used, they have to be thoroughly tested for safety. Although there may be some side effects from vaccination, these are usually mild and much less severe than the disease itself. Serious reactions following vaccination are rare. 

More information 

If you have any questions you can call us on 0333 332 6570 or you can visit the weblinks listed here. 

For more information about MMR, go to: 

www.suttonpcns.co.uk/our-services/MMR-Catch-Up-Clinic 

For leaflets on MMR in different languages, go to: www.gov.uk/government/publications/mmr-for-all-general-leaflet 

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