Don’t forget your holiday MMR vaccination

Don’t forget your holiday MMR vaccination

Don’t forget your holiday MMR vaccination

First published in News

HAMPSHIRE holidaymakers jetting off abroad are being urged to protect themselves against measles this summer.

Health bosses across the county are appealing for people to ensure they are fully immunised against measles, mumps and rubella in good time before flying abroad.

It comes as the Department of Health released figures showing a recent spike in measles across the UK and an outbreak of the illness across Eastern Europe.

Dr Andrew Mortimore, on behalf of the Southampton , Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth Primary Care Trust Cluster Directors of Public Health, said: “If you’ve never had a vaccination against MMR and are travelling abroad this summer, you should contact your GP as early as possible.

“For best immunity, two doses of the vaccine are required with an interval of at least four weeks between. If you are going on holiday very shortly and are not immunised, a single dose of MMR vaccine before you leave is better than none at all.”

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9:24am Tue 21 Aug 12

Georgem says...

Looking forward to southy telling everyone MMR vaccinations will give their children Hitler AIDS or whatever.
Looking forward to southy telling everyone MMR vaccinations will give their children Hitler AIDS or whatever. Georgem
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11:53am Tue 21 Aug 12

stay local says...

Georgem wrote:
Looking forward to southy telling everyone MMR vaccinations will give their children Hitler AIDS or whatever.
No he is currently busy getting together a petition to stop the coalition. Which is being sponsored by the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition. It is just he has not realised this is a plan to make him disappear up his own rectum.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to southy telling everyone MMR vaccinations will give their children Hitler AIDS or whatever.[/p][/quote]No he is currently busy getting together a petition to stop the coalition. Which is being sponsored by the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition. It is just he has not realised this is a plan to make him disappear up his own rectum. stay local
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11:59am Tue 21 Aug 12

Georgem says...

stay local wrote:
Georgem wrote:
Looking forward to southy telling everyone MMR vaccinations will give their children Hitler AIDS or whatever.
No he is currently busy getting together a petition to stop the coalition. Which is being sponsored by the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition. It is just he has not realised this is a plan to make him disappear up his own rectum.
One can only hope.....
[quote][p][bold]stay local[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to southy telling everyone MMR vaccinations will give their children Hitler AIDS or whatever.[/p][/quote]No he is currently busy getting together a petition to stop the coalition. Which is being sponsored by the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition. It is just he has not realised this is a plan to make him disappear up his own rectum.[/p][/quote]One can only hope..... Georgem
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