Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
The MMR vaccination is a highly effective way of preventing measles and rubella, being 99% effective in those who have had two doses. It is offered in the UK as part of the standard childhood immunisation programme at 12 months and as part of the pre school boosters form 3 years and 4 months of age.
Recent years have seen an increase in measles cases, particularly amongst incompletely immunised individuals who travel to Europe.
If you think you are incompletely immunised, or would like to check your vaccination history, please contact the surgery. We are able to offer catch up immunisation to those eligible on their request.
More information can be found on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/MMR
A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS to people in their 70s. Bourn surgery are able to offer this vaccination to eligible patients.
You’re eligible for the shingles vaccine if you are aged 70 or 78 years old.
In addition, anyone who was previously eligible (born on or after September 2 1942) but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday.
For more information see: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/shingles-vaccination/