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Parents and carers are urged to ensure their children are up to date with their free measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and all other routine childhood immunisations. These vaccinations are crucial in protecting children against preventable diseases. If you haven’t had the vaccines, you are more likely to catch these diseases.
Dr Nada Lemic, Director of Public Health for the London Borough of Bromley said, “MMR vaccines protect our children against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and help to stop outbreaks in the community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we know that some children have missed their vaccine appointments, but it is never too late to catch up and get protected.”
“We need at least 95% of our children to be vaccinated to reduce the risk of outbreaks”.
The MMR vaccine is safe, quick, and free as part of the NHS routine immunisation schedule. In the UK, millions of MMR doses have been given since it was introduced in 1988.
Before vaccines can be used, they are thoroughly tested for safety and approved by the UK’s independent regulator.