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  • MMR Vaccine

    What is the MMR vaccine?

    The MMR vaccine protects against three diseases – measles, mumps and rubella. Kamsons Pharmacy offer a quick and easy MMR vaccination service. Measles is common in much of Asia, Africa, the Indian sub-continent and South America. Recently there have been outbreaks of measles in many developed countries such as Australia, US, Canada, New Zealand and multiple European countries including the UK.

    Who should have the MMR vaccine?

    It’s important to check you’ve had both doses if you:

    • are about to start college or university
    • are going to travel abroad
    • are planning a pregnancy
    • are a frontline health or social care worker
    • were born between 1970 and 1979, as you may have only been vaccinated against measles
    • were born between 1980 and 1990, as you may not be protected against mumps

    Getting vaccinated is important, as these conditions can also lead to serious problems including meningitis, hearing loss and problems during pregnancy. More information can be found on the NHS website. 

    Our vaccination service and how it works

    Many Kamsons pharmacies offer a MMR vaccination service. To register your interest for this service, simply complete the below questionnaire. The form will then be reviewed by one of our independent prescribers. Once the pharmacy has received the prescription, a member of the pharmacy team will contact you to arrange an appointment for administration of your vaccine.

    From completing the initial form to having your vaccines ready to administer we aim to complete the process in 2 working days.

    The MMR vaccine is available from Kamsons Pharmacy for £45 per dose. You will need two doses for full protection (the second dose is given at least four weeks after the first).

    If you are travelling you may be interested in our other vaccination, period delay and antimalarial services.