Protect your children against measles

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Parents in Milton Keynes are being urged to make sure their children have been protected against measles.

Milton Keynes Council’s public health department says all children should have received two doses of the Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine before the age of four.

Those who are infected with measles will not only be ill themselves, they will also pose a serious risk to both unvaccinated infants – the first dose is given at 13 months – and pregnant women within their families and communities.

Muriel Scott, acting Director for public health, said: “We know that parents want the best for their children but we are concerned that they may not realise the risks posed by the illness.

“I urge all parents to get their children immunised and if they are in any doubt that they have been protected they should contact their local GP for advice.”