Make sure your child has an MMR jab
23rd April 2013
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Merton Council is urging parents to check their children have had the MMR vaccination, following the outbreak of measles in south Wales.

The first dose is given to children of 12 months and provides 70% protection.  Two doses of the vaccinations are necessary and improve protection levels to about 90%, so those children who have not had two doses should see their practice nurse to ensure they are fully immunised.
The second dose is usually given at three years, four months along with the pre-school booster.  
Parents of unvaccinated children as well as older teenagers and young adults who may have missed the MMR vaccination should still have the jab, as it is never too late to have the MMR.
Parents in Merton should check with their GP to ensure their children have had both MMR jabs.
As part of European Immunisation Week (22-27 April), on Friday 26 April 2013, consultant nurse in Primary Care Fiona White will be on hand 9am-11am in the Merton Civic Centre reception area.  She will be available to give advice and answer any questions about immunisations.  There will also be display boards with information and advice on immunisation in children’s centres around the borough.
For more information on Merton's 11 Children Centres please click  HERE   

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