Tuesday, 11 June 2013

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Vaccination Compaigne 2013

Health Service Executive,
Child Health Services,
Block 38,
St. Finbarr's Hospital,
Douglas Road,
Tel. 021 4923840

Dear Parents / Legal Guardians,
There have been large outbreaks of measles in Ireland and Europe in the past year. These outbreaks have occurred because many children have not received the recommended two doses of MMR vaccine.

The first MMR vaccine is given to babies at 12 months of age. Children receive the second dose at 4-5 years of age. This is usually given at school by the HSE's school immunisation team in Junior Infants or some children may have gone to their GP.
(Please note Junior Infant pupils were offered this vaccine during the course of the past year)

The HSE is offering a dose of MMR vaccine to all primary school children who have not completed (or are not sure they have completed) their two dose MMR vaccination schedule to protect them from measles, mumps and rubella.

This vaccination will be offered in HSE Clinics over the summer 2013.

If you wish to organise an MMR vaccination in a HSE Clinic please phone or email your local Immunisation Service (details above) between Monday 10th June 2013 and Friday 21st June 2013 only.You will receive an appointment date to attend for vaccination if required.

Telephones will be manned from 9 am to 12 Midday, Monday to Friday.

Written consent for immunisation will be obtained at the HSE Clinic. A parent/legal guardian is required to attend to sign consent.

Please note these clinics will operate for a limited time period only and enquiries will not be accepted outside of the above times.

Further information is available on www.immunisation.ie

Yours sincerely,

South Lee School Immunisation Team