Measles vaccination advice for young adults July 18th, 2016 Connor_Henderson Latest News Shares Comments Measles cases continue to be confirmed in teenagers and young adults across England. Public Health England (PHE) is advising young adults to ensure they have received 2 doses of MMR vaccine. Measles can be more severe in teenagers and adults and some may need hospital treatment. Measles is also extremely infectious and summer events like music festivals and fairs where people are mixing closely with each other provide the ideal place for the infection to spread. The vaccine also protects against other serious illnesses including mumps. Anyone who is unsure of their vaccination status should contact their GP practice to make an appointment. Dr Gayatri Amirthalingam, measles expert for PHE, explains the importance of being immunised against measles. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!