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Measles update - advice and support


It’s been brought to our attention by Public Health England that two individuals at MDX have been recently diagnosed with suspected measles.

To prevent further cases from happening, we’re emailing you with advice on how to best protect yourself. As measles is a highly infectious disease that can lead to serious complications, it’s important you read on.

Two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) protect you fully against measles, mumps and rubella, which are diseases that can have serious complications. There is no upper age limit to receive the MMR vaccine.

If you have not had two doses of MMR or you are unsure, simply arrange to receive these through your GP. The second dose of vaccine should be given at least one month after the first one. If you have a weakened immune system (i.e. you are immunosuppressed) you can seek advice from your GP, or phone the Health Protection Team for advice.

For those of you that are pregnant and not sure of your immunity (i.e. have not had measles previously or have not had two doses of MMR), it may also be worth seeking your doctor’s advice.

Further information about measles and MMR can be found via NHS Choices.

Need to register with a GP? We’ve got all the info you need here.

If you have any questions at all, you can email the Student Engagement Team at communications@mdx.ac.uk and we’ll make sure the relevant university team gets back to you as soon as possible.

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