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MMR vaccine clinics for children

30 January 2024

Public Health will be holding extra MMR vaccine clinics ahead of the half-term break for children who are not up to date with their vaccine schedule.
The clinics will be held in the Outpatients Department at the General Hospital on:

  • Thursday 1 February, 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday 3 February, 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday 7 February, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Parents will need to book an appointment for their child with the Immunisations Team by calling 01534 445790.

The MMR vaccine is given in two doses. The first is usually given when children reach one year of age. The second dose is usually given around three years and four months of age and protects against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Parents who are unsure if their child is up to date with their vaccines should call the Immunisations Team or email

Director of Public Health, Professor Peter Bradley, said: “We have seen a dramatic rise in cases of measles in the UK and in Europe. While our vaccine uptake reaches WHO targets, it's essential that all children are fully protected. With half-term coming up and families going on holiday, there's always a risk of getting ill.

"Measles is an unpleasant illness that can result in serious complications, so I urge parents to make sure their children are as protected as possible, especially if they are leaving the Island in the next few weeks."

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