Measles outbreak and vaccination catch-up campaign launched

Posted 14 Feb 2024

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has declared a national incident as cases of measles across the country continue to rise. Measles is a highly infectious virus that can spread easily among those who are unvaccinated within communities such as schools and nurseries. It can leave people, especially young children, feeling very poorly and, in some cases, lead to complications and hospitalisation. Please share the attached information with your families and communities about spotting the symptoms of measles and when to seek help.

Across Greater Manchester we have low vaccination take-up of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella), which is one of our best protections against viruses like measles. This is why the NHS has launched a catch-up campaign. 

Catch-up clinics are taking place over February half term :

When and where?

Monday 19.2.24, 10am-2pm: Moston Sure Start Centre, M40 5EA

Tuesday 20.2.24, 10am-2pm: Alexandra Park Health Centre, M16 7AP

Wednesday 21.2.24, 10am-2pm: Alexandra Park Health Centre, M16 7AP

Friday 23.2.24, 10am-2pm: Etihad Stadium, M11 3FF

How do you book?

Parents/carers need to call or email to book: 

07973698166

Mft.immunisation@nhs.net

What vaccinations are available?

MMR, HPV, DTP and MenACWY

More information about how to arrange a catch-up vaccination is available on the NHS website.

Manchester Healthy Schools Programme

School Health Service

Manchester Local Care Organisation

Wythenshawe Offices

1 Stancliffe Road

Wythenshawe

Manchester

M22 4PJ

@mcrhealthysch

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