What is it?
Measles, Mumps & Rubella are viral illnesses that are spread in the air by coughing or sneezing etc. They are highly infectious and can potentially cause serious and life threatening complications.
MMR are endemic in many countries around the world, and so pose a risk to all travellers. Countries in Asia and Africa often experience outbreaks, especially if there has been a natural disaster or conflict. The MMR vaccine is part of the UK childhood immunisation schedule, however many people may have missed their first or second dose and so are potentially at risk of disease.
All unvaccinated individuals or those with incomplete vaccination should complete ensure the primary vaccination schedule is up to date.
Adults & children over 6 months *
2 doses: 0 and 1 month
No booster required; life-long protection
*This schedule is pertinent to those individuals that are unvaccinated or have an incomplete vaccination record. The NHS childhood schedule should be referred to for routine vaccination.