Measles Vaccinations in London
Travelling to Africa, Asia or Central America? Protect yourself against Measles
Measles is one of the world’s most contagious (preventable) viral diseases, typically occurring in childhood. When combined with pre existing illness it can prove fatal. The Health Protection agency advises that two doses measles containing vaccine should be given regardless of history of disease or age.
Symptoms appear after approximately 10-21 days after exposure and include:
- High Fever
- Cold like symptoms ( runny nose, cough)
- Rash – generally starts on the face and behind the ears then works down the body
- Rash is red, blotchy, not itchy
- Koplik spots can appear in the mouth
Complications of measles
- Ear infection
Measles is found globally, however risk is high when there are low levels of vaccination coverage, developing countries have poor vaccination rates and some areas of the UK have seen a drop in vaccination and experience outbreaks. Everyone should consider vaccination.
The infectious period runs from approximately 4 days before and after the rash appears. Medical Visa applications may require proof of vaccination, we can provide this. We can also take a blood test to ascertain your immune status if you are unsure of your history of disease or vaccination.
Wait three months before giving MMR after blood transfusion or immunoglobulin administration. Avoid pregnancy for at least one moth after vaccination.
Dose & Price
No booster following the primary course of 2 doses. Price: £50 per dose
Local reaction, pain, redness, inflammation, flu like symptoms, GI disturbance, rash. (commonly one week following vaccination)
Suggested Additional Vaccinations for Sub Saharan Africa & Central American Destinations
You can inquire about these vaccinations over the phone or through the form when you book your yellow fever vaccination.
How soon before travelling should I should I contact you?
Ideally come and see us at least four weeks before you travel, especially if you also need injections against Rabies, Hepatitis B or Japanese Encephalitis. However we always encourage last minute travellers to see us.
What if I’m travelling last minute?
Does immunisation hurt?
What if I have an abnormal reaction?
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Will I get a vaccination record card?
Meet the Team
Dr Elizabeth Tuckey
Dr Elizabeth Tuckey
Melia Lilembo Mazamba