Belsize Priory Medical Practice

Measles outbreaks in London and MMR vaccination

Measles is presently spreading in some parts of London, and there are concerns that declining MMR vaccination levels may see wider transmission of this potentially extremely serious illness. 106 cases of measles have been lab-confirmed in England since 1 January 2023. 72 (68%) of these were in London. All UKHSA regions have detected at least one case – with unconfirmed levels of community infection likely to be higher.

Please see online information re: the safety and efficacy of the MMR vaccine

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccination

The best way to protect your child is to make sure they are fully up to date with vaccinations. These vaccines will increase your child’s protection and have been safely given to millions of children.

Two doses of the MMR vaccine provide the best protection against measles, mumps and rubella.

The first dose of the MMR vaccine is given at 1 year old. The second dose is given at 3 years and 4 months.


Please call our Receptionists to book your child in to have their outstanding vaccinations, with our Practice Nurse

T: 020 7328 8200

Best wishes,

The Team at Belsize Priory Medical Practice