NHS Vaccinations

Ensure you are vaccinated against measles this summer

Measles is still present in our communities and is a highly infectious virus which spreads very easily. People are therefore being urged to ensure that they and their children are fully vaccinated against measles.

Anyone who hasn’t had both measles vaccinations as a child, or who has children who aren’t fully vaccinated, is being urged to contact their GP practice and ensure they are protected.

If you are unsure whether you or your family have been vaccinated, please check your online GP record or your child’s red book in the first instance, otherwise contact your GP practice.

Two doses are needed for full protection against measles, preferably by the age of 5 years, but you can have the vaccination at any age (as long as the child is over 12 months old) and measles immunity usually lasts a lifetime.

 

Measles symptoms to be aware of include:

  • high fever
  • sore, red, watery eyes
  • coughing
  • aching and feeling generally unwell
  • a blotchy red brown rash, which usually appears after the initial symptoms.
  • the rash can appear differently on lighter and darker skin. 
Text: Enjoy a measle free summer Measles is still spreading in our communities. Check to make sure everyone in your home especially young children are fully vaccinated so that you can have a healthy summer. Image: A boy playing fetch with a dog.

Anyone with symptoms is measles advised to stay at home and phone their GP or NHS 111 for advice. 

More information about measles is available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/.

Information about the MMR vaccine can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/mmr-vaccine/

Measles pop-up vaccination clinics

Each pop-up vaccination clinic are offering eligible people the MMR vaccines. 

Haymarket steps, Belgrave Gate, Leicester, LE1 3HP

  • Saturday 20 July
  • 10am – 4pm

 

Loughborough Market (outside Halifax), Swann Street, Loughborough, LE11 5BS

  • Saturday 20 July
  • 9am – 3pm

 

Spinney Hill Park, St Saviours Road, Leicester, LE5 3SG

  • Monday 22 July
  • 10am – 1pm

 

Get up and go, Woodbridge Sure Start, 54a Woodbridge Road, Leicester, LE4 7RG

  • Monday 22 July
  • 1:30pm – 4pm

 

Together against Cancer, Belvoir Centre, Coalville, LE67 3XA

  • Tuesday 23 July
  • 10am – 4pm

 

Active Charnwood family Roadshow, Elizabeth Park, Thurmaston, LE4 8FN

  • Friday 26 July
  • 10am – 12pm

 

Haymarket steps, Belgrave Gate, Leicester, LE1 3HP

  • Saturday 27 July
  • 10am – 4pm

 

Soft Touch Projects, One Stop, Gloucester Crescent, South Wigston, LE18 4XJ

  • Saturday 27 July
  • 10:30am – 3pm

 

Belgrave Neighborhood, Rothly Street, Leicester, LE4 6LF

  • Monday 29 July
  • 10:30am – 3pm

 

Spinney Hill Park, St Saviours Road, Leicester, LE5 3SG

  • Monday 29 July
  • 1:30pm – 4pm

 

Active Charnwood Family Roadshow, Glenmore Park, Shepshed, LE12 9AE

  • Tuesday 30 July
  • 10:30am – 3pm
Text: Enjoy a measle free summer Measles is still spreading in our communities. Check to make sure everyone in your home especially young children are fully vaccinated so that you can have a healthy summer. Image: Two children, a girl and a boy, eating ice cream on a beach.

Menigitis MenACWY vaccine

Stay safe this summer. Heading to a festival this summer? Meningitis can spread quickly in crowded space. The MenACWY vaccine helps protect you against 4 types of meningitis. Are you under 25? Haven't had the vaccine? Then contact your GP.

Menigitis MenACWY vaccine

The MenACWY vaccine helps protect against life-threatening illnesses like meningitis and sepsis. It's offered to teenagers in school, but can be given up to the age of 25 if it's been missed.

Seasonal and routine vaccinations

Below is a hub of information for all seasonal and routine vaccinations given during childhood and adulthood.

It’s important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection, but if you or your child missed a vaccine, contact your GP to catch up.

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