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MMR Vaccinations

An image of a child showing their measles rash on their shoulder.

As cases of measles increase across the UK, Swansea Bay University Health Board is encouraging children, teenagers and adults who have not had two doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine to arrange vaccination with their GP as soon as possible.

Measles can make children and adults very unwell, and some people who are infected will suffer life-changing complications.

People in certain at-risk groups, including babies and young children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immunity, are at increased risk of complications from measles.

The MMR vaccine is safe and effective, and protects against measles, mumps and rubella (German measles). These diseases are highly infectious and can very easily spread between people who are not vaccinated.

The NHS offers the first MMR dose at 12 months old, and the second dose at 3 years and 4 months, ensuring children are fully protected before starting school. Children, teenagers and adults born after 1970 who have not been vaccinated, or who have had only one dose of MMR, are considered unprotected.

The MMR vaccine is available through your GP, free on the NHS. Contact your GP to arrange your vaccination, or if you are not sure if you or your child have had two doses of MMR.  

You can also contact Swansea Bay UHB’s Immunisation Team on 01792 200492, to check which doses you or your child needs.

You can find out more about the MMR vaccine by following this link to the Public Health Wales website.

It’s never too late to catch up!

Immbulance and community pop-ups during May half term

This May half term, our Immunisation and School Nursing Team will be visiting local communities offering MMR vaccination catch-up sessions for anyone missing a dose of the MMR vaccine.

No booking required, just drop in!

Immbulance schedule:

  • Tuesday 28th May – Parc Tawe Retail Park - outside Ninja Warrior, Quay Parade, Swansea SA1 2AS. 9:30am – 4:30pm.
  • Wednesday 29th May – The Recreational Car Park, Mumbles Road, SA2 0AT. 9:30am – 4:30pm.
  • Thursday 30th May – Cwmavon Community Centre, Depot Road, Cwmavon, Port Talbot, SA12 9DF. 9:30am – 4:30pm.
  • Friday 31st May - Angel Square, Neath Town Centre (next to Morrisons), Angel Street, Neath, SA11 1RS. 9:30am – 4:30pm.

Community pop-up sessions:

  • Tuesday 28th May – Pontlliw Village Hall, Carmel Road, Swansea SA4 9EX. 9:30am – 4:30pm.
  • Wednesday 29th May – Manselton Community Centre, Elgin Street, Manselton, Swansea, SA5 8QE. 9:30am – 4:30pm.
  • Wednesday 29th May – Morriston Community Centre, Pentrepoeth School Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6HZ. 9:30am – 4:30pm.
  • Thursday 30th May – Crynant Community Centre, Woodland Road, Crynant, SA10 8RF. 9:45am – 4:30pm.

Measles is a highly infectious viral disease which can cause severe and/or life-threatening complications. Once symptoms start people can become very unwell quickly. You can get measles at any age. With recent measles outbreaks in Gwent, it is really important to ensure you and your children are fully protected.

Thinking of attending any festivals or parties? We’d advise you to ensure your vaccinations are up to date to protect yourself and others this summer!

MMR vaccination drop ins at our LVC

Did you know you can drop in to our local vaccination centre to have your MMR vaccinations?

Our Gorseinon LVC will now be open Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Not sure where our local vaccination centre is, or need directions? Follow this link for more information.

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