The measles, mumps and rubella vaccination [MMR] helps protect against the three diseases.
People who have not been vaccinated with 2 doses of MMR vaccine are more likely to catch these diseases. Children do become ill when they catch them, but so do adults. All three diseases can be very serious.
These three diseases can
- make adults very ill
- cause problems for women who are pregnant
- cause problems for people who have weakened immune systems (and can’t fight infection well).
Measles is a serious illness that is highly infectious. To be protected from measles and other infections including mumps and rubella, you need to be immunised with 2 doses of MMR vaccine.
Measles - Call Ahead poster
Think Measles poster
Measles leaflet for young person