South Street Surgery

83 South Street, Bishops Stortford, Herts, CM23 3AP

Telephone: 01279 465700 - Phone lines open 8am-6.30pm Monday - Friday

Sorry, we're closed

Bishop's Park Health Centre, Lancaster Way, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts. CM23 4DA | Telephone: 01279 465700 - Phone lines open 8am-6.30pm Monday-Friday Sorry, we're closed

Herts and Essex Hospital. Cavell Drive, Haymeads Lane, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 5JH | Telephone: 01279 465700 - Phone lines open 8am-6.30pm Monday-Friday Sorry, we're closed

Protect your child against measles

Posted on January 30th, 2024

It’s very important to make sure that your child has had two doses of the MMR vaccine – this will protect them against three serious illnesses – measles, mumps and rubella. If your child is aged one or over and hasn’t had their vaccinations, please contact us at the practice as soon as you can to arrange an appointment.

Measles spreads very easily between people who aren’t vaccinated. You can catch it just by spending time in the same room as someone. And it can cause children and people with a weakened immune system to be very unwell.

You may have heard on the news about measles cases in some parts of the country. To stop measles spreading further, the NHS is encouraging all parents to make sure that their children have been vaccinated. We usually offer the first dose of MMR vaccine when your child turns one, then the second dose before they start school as part of the ‘pre-school booster’.

Measles usually starts with cold-like symptoms, followed by a rash a few days later. Some people may also get small spots in their mouth. If you think your child might have measles, check symptoms on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/
Keep your child at home and call us for advice.

Find out more on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/mmr-vaccine/

 

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South Street

  • Monday
    08:00am to 05:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 05:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 05:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 05:30pm
  • Friday
    08:00am to 05:30pm
  • Saturday
    08:00am to 11:00am
    Prebookable appointments only.
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Bishop's Park

  • Monday
    08:00am to 01:30pm
    02:00pm to 08:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 01:30pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 01:30pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 01:30pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Friday
    08:00am to 01:30pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
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