The Big MMR Catch-up

The facts speak for themselves we need to get out there

Over 1 in 10 children are unvaccinated and unprotected against Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) in England

85.2% of children aged 5 and under are fully vaccinated for MMR, well below the 95% WHO target needed to achieve and sustain measles elimination.

The WHO has advised that measles cases are on the rise in Europe and could increase the risk of more cases in England

In 2021, 128,000 people globally died from measles (source WHO)

In 2023 WHO measles cases are predicted resurgence in Europe (source WHO)

Call to action

If your child has missed their first or second dose of MMR vaccine contact your GP practice to book an appointment. Whilst booking your child’s MMR vaccine, check if your child is due other vaccinations. They may be able to have them at the same time. If you are unsure if your child is due a vaccination or has missed a vaccination, check their red book or contact your GP practice.

For more information visit the NHS website

Social Media Handles 

NHS England



Department of Health and Social Care

  • Facebook account: @DHSCgovuk
  • Twitter account: @DHSCgovuk

UK Health Security Agency

  • Facebook account: @UKHealthSecurityAgency
  • Twitter account: @UKHSA

 (Source: NHS Digital)

Ways to access our service.

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Alternatively call the surgery and one of our team will be there to assist you:

  • Barwell – 01455 849 149       
  • Hollycroft – 01455 234 414