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Measles

posted 5 Aug 2013, 02:13 by Google Google   [ updated 5 Aug 2013, 02:15 ]
Measles has been hitting the headlines both over the border in South Wales and in the neighbouring county Wiltshire. The number of cases in Gloucestershire although not widespread, has been steadily increasing. 
Since October 2012 there has been 96 confirmed cases (as of May 2013) compared to five reported in 2011.

To prevent the spread of the disease we are encouraging the vaccination of all children in the county. Our particular focus is on parents of children aged 10-16 years old who

have not been vaccinated or have only received one dose of the vaccination.  
If you know your child has not been vaccinated or you are unsure of your child's vaccination history contact your GP today.



For more information or to download MMR/measles posters issued by Public Health England visit: Measles [Opens in New Window]