Please note the following message from Public Health England

In recent weeks across the country there has been a significant increase in reported cases of mumps among adolescents and young adults.

Mumps is a viral illness that is spread by coughs and sneezes or close contact with someone who already has the infection.

Older children, teenagers and young adults who have never previously had an MMR vaccine or have only had one dose of it, should contact their GP surgery to arrange to catch up with outstanding doses. Those who have already had one dose of MMR vaccine as a young child will only need one further dose, no matter how long ago a first dose was given.

It is never too late to have the vaccine if you haven’t had two doses.
If you would like more information about MMR please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/mmr-vaccine.aspx

For free copies of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella booklet, visit: www.orderline.dh.gov.uk

Mrs J Teahan
Matron