05 June 2023
Parents whose child has yet to receive the measles, mumps, and rubella, MMR, vaccine, or who missed out when their child was offered it, will be receiving letters
inviting them to attend a catch-up clinic.
All school-aged children who have not received two doses will also be offered the
The catch-up clinic will be happening on Saturday 10 June, 9am-1pm at the General
Hospital, Outpatient Department.
Although there have been no known cases of measles in Jersey since 2019, cases of
measles are on the rise in the UK and worldwide.
Director of Public Health, Professor Peter Bradley, said: “Uptake of the MMR vaccine is
generally high in Jersey, however, it is vital that all children are fully protected. Measles
is a highly infectious disease that can lead to serious problems such as pneumonia,
meningitis, and on rare occasions, long-term disability or death.
“As we head into the summer and families start planning their holidays, it’s important
for parents to be aware of the risks to their child if traveling to areas where outbreaks
of measles are happening. MMR vaccine is the best defence against this serious
infection, so I urge all parents to make sure their children are fully protected.”