NHS Vaccinations

Ensure you are vaccinated against measles

Cases of measles are rising across Leicester and Leicestershire, particularly in schools.  People are therefore being urged to ensure that they and their children are fully vaccinated against measles.

Measles is a highly infectious virus and spreads very easily. 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. 

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 and Covid-19 vaccines. 

Barrow Health Centre, 27 High St, Barrow Upon Soar, Loughborough LE12 8PY

  • Monday 20 May
  • 10am – 4pm

 

Salvation Army Community Café, Burleigh Road, Loughborough LE11 3BA

  • Tuesday 21 May
  • 10am – 4pm

 

Tudor Centre, Bewcastle Grove, Leicester LE4 2JW

  • Thursday 23 May
  • 9am – 11am

 

Heron Practice, 1 Spinney Hill Road, Leicester LE50FQ

  • Friday 24 May
  • 10am – 4pm

 

Town Hall square Leicester LE1 6AG

  • Saturday 25 May
  • 10am – 4pm

 

Primark, Humberston Gate, Leicester LE1 3HP

  • Wednesday 29 May
  • 10am – 4pm

 

Quorn Medical Practice, 1 Station Road, Quorn, Loughborough LE12 8BP

  • Thursday 30 May
  • 10am – 4pm

 

Alpine surgery 86 Rothley Road Mountsorrel Loughborough LE12 7JU

  • Friday 30 May
  • 10am – 4pm

 

Measham Library 6 High St Swadlincote DE12 7HR

  • Saturday 1 June
  • 10am – 4pm

 

Bradgate Park (next to the Deer Café), Newtown Linford, Leicester LE6 0HE

  • Monday 3 June
    11am – 4pm

 

Leicester Adult Education, 54 Belvoir Street, Leicester LE1 6QL

  • Tuesday 4 June
  • 11am – 2pm

 

Anstey Surgery, 21A The Nook Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AZ

  • Tuesday 4 June
  • 10am – 4pm

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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