Think measles: patient leaflet for young people

This leaflet explains the measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine to young people who may have missed their routine MMR vaccinations.

Applies to England


Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR): guidance for young people (leaflet)

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This leaflet explains:

  • signs and symptoms of measles, mumps and rubella
  • the importance of calling ahead to the GP or clinic if you suspect you have measles
  • the importance of having the correct, complete doses of MMR
  • you can get MMR vaccination at any age, especially if you are not sure if you have had it

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Published 31 May 2016
Last updated 27 June 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added text version, rebranded leaflet and order link.

  2. First published.