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Measles, Mumps and Rubella can be highly infectious diseases1 and can spread through droplets of saliva, inhaled or picked up from surfaces and transferred into the nose or mouth.2 They can cause serious complications.1

Contact your GP as soon as you suspect you have any of these diseases or if you have been in contact with someone who has these diseases and you have not been fully vaccinated.

Serious Complications:

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Treatment and Management of disease:

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Prevention:

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Routine MMR vaccination1,3

2 dose regime,from the age of 12 months1,5

If you are not sure whether you have been vaccinated against MMR in the past, having the vaccine again will not cause any harm.3

Please note: This is an education information leaflet only and should not be used for diagnosis. For more information on Measles, Mumps and Rubella consult your healthcare professional.


  1. NHSInform. MMR Vaccine. Available from: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/ vaccines/mmr-vaccine. Accessed: December 2021
  2. NHSInform. Mumps guide. Available from: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/mumps. Accessed: December 2021
  3. NHSInform. Measles guide. Available from: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and conditions/infections-and-poisoning/measles. Accessed: December 2021.
  4. NHSInform. Rubella guide. Available from: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/rubella. Accessed: December 2021. 5. Omzyta Package Insert 2020

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