Measles: protect yourself, protect others

This leaflet gives information about measles, and the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine.

Applies to England


Measles: Protect yourself, protect others

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This leaflet, aimed at adults as well as parents of older children and teenagers, gives information about measles, and the vaccine MMR which protects against measles, mumps and rubella.

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Published 15 May 2009
Last updated 6 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. The NHS contact information and measles cases data have been updated.

  2. First published.