Following on from World Immunisation Week back in April, we wish to share the importance of having your child vaccinated regularly to protect them against common illnesses such as Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR).
In Leicester, fewer than 80% of children have had both their MMR vaccines by the age of 5. This is well below the 95% World Health Organisation (WHO) target needed to provide ‘herd immunity’ – the point at which the population is protected from measles.
If parents and carers are unsure if their child is up to date with vaccinations, they can check their Red Book (personal child health record) or speak to their GP practice.
For more information, visit: https://leicesterleicestershireandrutland.icb.nhs.uk/parents-urged-to-make-sure-children-are-fully-vaccinated-against-childhood-illnesses/?fbclid=IwAR3msFYEaCsmoIyi8Oj2lKtvRStGMUq9IRahy8MjgGWu4Szsml4WZGMDDaI