Measles cases are going up

In 2023, there were 1603 suspected cases of Measles in England and Wales compared to only 735 in 2022 and 360 in 2021 – UK Health Security Agency.

On behalf of Sutton GP Practices, we are running MMR Vaccination Catch Up Clinics from February-March 2024 for patients who may not be up to date with their vaccinations. If your child has not previously had an MMR vaccination and: 

  • Is aged between 1 and 25 years old and 
  • Is registered at a practice within the borough of Sutton 

You can make an appointment at one of our clinics. 

How to Book 

To make an appointment for your child to receive the MMR vaccination, or if you have any concerns or questions about the MMR vaccination and want to speak to one of our nurses, please call us on: 

0333 332 6570 

Phone lines are open: 

Monday-Friday 09:00am-06:30pm 

What is Measles? 

Measles is a very infectious illness spread by coughs and sneezes. If your child is not protected and has even passing contact with someone who has measles, the chances are that they will be infected too. 

There is currently no cure for Measles and complications can include: 

  • Chest infections 
  • Ear infections
  • Diarrhoea
  • Encephalitis (infection of the brain)

About the MMR Vaccination 

Children who develop complications may require admission to hospital for treatment. 

The combined MMR vaccine has been safely protecting children for many years in many countries worldwide. In the UK, millions of doses have been given since it was introduced in 1988. 

Before vaccines can be used, they have to be thoroughly tested for safety. Although there may be some side effects from vaccination, these are usually mild and much less severe than the disease itself. Serious reactions following vaccination are rare. 

More information 

If you have any questions you can call us on 0333 332 6570 or you can visithe weblinks listed here. 

For more information about MMR go to: MMR Catch-Up Clinic 

For leaflets on MMR in different languages go to: International leaflets