People in Birmingham are being encouraged to check that they, their children and teenagers have had two doses of MMR vaccine following confirmation of cases of measles within the city.
Public Health England (PHE) West Midlands is working with Birmingham City Council and local NHS partners to make sure that anyone in the city who needs an MMR vaccination is aware, following confirmed cases of measles in children in Birmingham. Most of the recent cases had not received the required two doses of MMR vaccine.
If children and young adults have missed these vaccinations in the past, it’s important to take up the vaccine now from GPs, particularly in light of the recent cases in Birmingham.
Parents should check their child’s Red Book to see if they’ve received MMR vaccinations as scheduled, or check with their GP surgery if they are unsure.
Measles symptoms to be aware of include:
Across the Prince Albert Community Trust, we are currently in the process of recruiting 2 Digital Leaders in each year group.
Their role will be to support children and staff in school with the use of digital technologies, both in using them effectively, and using them safely. Throughout the year, the Digital Leaders will also support with parent workshops and Online Safety Days.
The deadline for applications is Friday 1st December 2017.