Bracknell Forest JSNA from Bracknell Forest Council
Measles information for festival goers
The number of cases of measles is increasing amongst festival goers. Measles is extremely infectious, spreads easily and can be more severe in teenagers and adults, with some of the recent cases needing hospital treatment.
Young people planning to attend festivals and large public events are advised to check they have been vaccinated against measles.
You can check with you GP and then make an appointment to get the 2 doses of MMR vaccine that you need. You may also check your medical records online if you are registered to do so with your GP practice.
Information and resources about signs, symptoms and what to do if you think you are infected have been sent to secondary schools for distribution to students collecting their exam results and also through school websites and social media.
An information leaflet and short video about this issue can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
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