MMR Vaccine

MMR Vaccine

The NHS has recently sent out texts to young people or their parents / carers regarding the MMR vaccine. The texts say that the patient may not have had one or both MMR vaccines (Measles Mumps and Rubella). We have received many phone calls about this, and on checking the records we have found that the texts have been incorrectly targeted, and all records we have checked have shown that the full course has been received.

We as a practice, are currently going through all these patients manually and checking their MMR status. Due to NHSE only searching for one code, we're having to re-code to show they have had this vaccine, due to NHSE not picking up the individual codes.

Please help us by checking the Red Book or the NHS App before contacting us – we have hundreds of patients who potentially have received texts and it has already been problematic for our phone lines!

If the Red Book or the NHS App do not show that two doses of the MMR have been received (usually at 13 months and 3 years 4 months), please contact us and we can send you a copy of your Immunisation history or check the current codes.

Please allow us time after your response for us to check records before chasing us up. If we find that you / your child need the vaccine. We are hoping to run dedicated clinics for patients to have these vaccines, to ensure we have enough stock for patients.  

If the Red Book / NHS App do show both vaccines, there is no need to contact us.

We really appreciate your support with this!

You can find more information about the MMR vaccine here

You can find out more about measles here – if you / your child is unwell and you are concerned it could be measles, please complete an eConsult.