Measles - What do you need to know?


Measles can cause serious complications, such as pneumonia, meningitis, blindness and seizures.

After a 30-fold increase in measles cases in Europe in 2023, increased rates of measles in the UK suggest that we may see a significant increase in the number of cases here too.

This is partly due to the reduced levels of vaccination against measles.

If you or your child hasn’t received two doses of the MMR vaccination, you can ask your GP surgery to see if you can be vaccinated.

Published: Feb 6, 2024