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Don’t let your Child catch Measles!

Why It’s Good to Get the MMR Jab for Kids

The NHS says, “Don’t let kids get measles – get the MMR jab.” This jab stops kids from getting very sick.

What is Measles?

Measles is a sickness that spreads very easily. It can make kids very sick. They can get a bad fever, a cough, and a rash. It can also hurt their brain.

The MMR Jab

The MMR jab is a special medicine that stops kids from getting measles, mumps, and rubella. These are three different kinds of sicknesses. Kids need two MMR jabs to be safe. They get the first jab when they are little, about one year old. They get another jab before they go to school.

When Many Kids Don’t Get the Jab

If lots of kids don’t get the jab, measles can spread fast. Kids who don’t have the jab can catch it and make others sick too. This is called an outbreak.What to Do If You Don’t Know If Your Child Got the Jab

If you don’t remember if your child got the MMR jab, you can do these things:

Look in their Red Book. It’s a book where you write down the jabs your child gets.

  • Talk to your doctor (GP). They can tell you if your child needs the jab.
  • It’s Better to Get the Jab

It’s better to get the MMR jab than to get sick. If you’re not sure, it’s okay to get the jab again.

The NHS wants all kids to be safe from measles. The MMR jab helps keep everyone healthy. If you have questions, your doctor is there to help.

So, let’s help keep all kids safe. Check if your child had their MMR jab. If not, it’s time to get it. It’s a quick way to make sure your child is safe from measles.