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. 

Why not follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get information like this sent to your timeline?

 

Know someone who might be affected?

Share this news item through your social media.

Web link: yosc.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/latest-news/measles-information-festival-goers

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/TNpfWij1XEA

Public Health England information the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine:

  • Bracknell Forest ProfileThis section contains the Bracknell Forest ward profiles and demographics.You are here
  • Starting WellThis section contains information on maternity and ages 0-4 years.You are here
  • Developing WellThis section contains information on young people's health and wellbeing.You are here
  • Living & Working WellThis section contains information on adult health conditions and lifestyle choices.You are here
  • Ageing WellThis section contains information on older people's health and wellbeing.You are here
  • People & PlacesThis section contains information on the wider determinants of health.You are here