MMR catch-up programme 2013

This series gathers together key resources for healthcare professionals involved in the MMR catchup vaccination programme.

In April 2013, Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health announced a national catch-up programme to increase MMR vaccination uptake in children and teenagers.

Resources for health professionals

Template letters

Ready reckoner tool

Public Health England has developed a ready-reckoner tool for public health teams to estimate MMR (measles, mumps and rubella vaccination) coverage by age, current measles susceptibility, and the number of unvaccinated children aged 10 to 16 years. It also estimates a target number of children who need to be vaccinated to reach 95%.

Resources for local authorities


  1. Evaluation of vaccine uptake during the 2013 MMR catch-up campaign in England
  2. Measles: Don't let your child catch it - poster
  3. MMR action plan: 15 May 2013
  4. Template letter for school head teachers or school governors on measles
  5. Template letter to paediatrician oncologists and immunologists on measles
  6. Measles: Don't let your child catch it flyer (for GPs)
  7. Measles: Don't let your child catch it flyer (for schools)
  8. Template letter to parents about measles and MMR
  9. Template letter to Directors of Public Health from PHE centres
  10. Template letter to parents of children aged over 42 months with one previous MMR vaccine
  11. Template letter to out-of-office hours walk-in-centres and Accident and Emergency departments
  12. Template letter to parents of children over 18 months with no previous MMR vaccine
  13. Presentation about measles in England 2012 and 2013
  14. Template letter to school nurses / health visitors
  15. Calculating MMR coverage: ready reckoner tool 2013
  16. MMR catchup programme: diagnosis, case management, and advice
  17. Measles Rubella Immunisation Campaign: One Year On
  18. Measles: protect yourself, protect others
  19. Measles: Don't let your child catch it
Published 11 June 2013
Last updated 31 July 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added link to vaccine in pregnancy surveillance advice.
  2. First published.