Parents and Guardians: This is to you alert you that France is currently experiencing a large outbreak of measles with over 3,000 cases confirmed this year. Outbreaks have also been reported in countries bordering France and in other parts of Europe.
There is considerable risk that your child may catch measles if they are not protected against the disease. Unless your child has already received two doses of vaccine, we would advise you to obtain MMR vaccination before travelling to mainland Europe.
Please read these letters to find out more…
> Letter to parents from the Health Protection Agency
> Letter to the Directors of Children’s Services from the Health Protection Agency