Home Health Measles advice

Measles advice

by Gemma Melling

Over the summer months, with people being out and about more, Knowsley’s Public Health team are issuing advice and guidance around measles, which is extremely infectious.

Symptoms include high fever, sore, red and watery eyes, coughing, aching and feeling generally unwell and a blotchy red / brown rash.

You can help by ensuring your children receive two MMR vaccines on time (one at the age of one and the other at aged 3 years and 4 months).  It’s not too late to get the vaccine, so contact your GP to make an appointment to ensure your children are up-to-date.

Teenagers and young adults should also be fully vaccinated before traveling and attending festivals and other summer events.

If you have symptoms of measles, stay at home and phone your GP or NHS 111 for advice.

For further information, visit www.nhs.uk and search ‘measles’.