Protect you and your family against MMR with our private vaccination service.
Did you or your child miss out on the combined MMR vaccination? Worried that you could be at risk of contracting measles, mumps or rubella?
Protect yourself and your family by getting the MMR vaccination at a Citydoc branch.
Visit your local Whitworth Pharmacy to find out more.
Measles is a very contagious viral illness that causes a rash across the entire body, a hacking cough, and flu symptoms. It can be very unpleasant and, in some cases, can lead to serious complications such as meningitis, encephalitis, hepatitis and pneumonia. Usually measles lasts between 7-10 days.
Mumps is a contagious viral infection that affects the salivary glands located near your ears. This can cause them to swell, giving the sufferer a hamster-like appearance. Symptoms include headaches, joint pain and a high temperature. It used to be common in the UK before the MMR vaccine was introduced.
Rubella (also known as German measles) is a highly contagious viral infection that causes a spotty rash, fever and swollen lymph nodes. It’s usually a mild illness but can cause birth defects if caught by a pregnant woman. Symptoms include aching joints, a fever, coughs, a runny nose, sore eyes and headaches.
The combined MMR vaccination is suitable for anyone over 18 who may be at risk of contracting measles, mumps or rubella.
This includes those who weren’t given both doses of the MMR vaccine or those who weren’t vaccinated at all.
This is especially important if you’re planning a pregnancy, travelling abroad, starting high school, university or college or are a frontline health or social care worker. If you’re unsure whether you received the vaccine, check with your GP.
1. Book your vaccination
The combined MMR vaccine is only available at Citydoc branches. Simply pop in or give us a ring to book your appointment.
2. Come for your vaccination appointment
When you arrive for your appointment, you’ll be taken to a private consultation room and asked questions about any allergies you might have, medicines you’re taking, your general health and your medical history. You can also ask questions about the vaccine itself.
If the vaccination is suitable for you, you’ll be given your first dose of the MMR jab in your thigh or upper arm.
3. Return for the second dose
You’ll need to return in four weeks to receive your second dose. You must have both of these doses to ensure that the vaccine is effective.
1. I’m travelling abroad. How soon should I get the MMR vaccination?
You should have the first dose of the MMR vaccine at least six weeks before you plan to travel then the second dose four weeks later.
2. How much does the combined MMR vaccination service cost?
Please contact our pharmacist to get the cost of the vaccinations.
3. Can I get the measles if I have had it before?
It is highly unlikely that you could catch it if you had it before.