Southampton's Public Health Director has welcomed the move to offer measles vaccinations to ten to sixteen year olds.
Southampton GPs will be taking part in a catch-up MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) immunisation in the city, following the measles outbreak in South Wales. Currently there are NO cases of measles in Southampton.
The national programme is a preventative measure aimed at immunising those children and young people who missed out on their MMR vaccines in early childhood and is targeted at 10 to 16 year olds.
The vaccine will be offered to all people in this age group who have not been fully vaccinated (two doses). This will be orchestrated in a systematic, phased approach through local GP practices, over the next few weeks.