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Make sure you're protected from Mumps

Thu, 31 May 2012


People are being urged to make sure they are vaccinated after an outbreak of Mumps on the Island.

Last week the Department of Health revealed that 12 new cases of Mumps had been diagnosed in the last month.

Mumps is an acute viral illness which has been seen less frequently since the introduction of the MMR vaccine in 1988.

The public has been asked to check that they have had their two doses of MMR to ensure they are protected.

If you are unsure of whether you have had the MMR the advice is to contact your doctor.

Director of Public Health, Dr Kishore, said it was important to be vaccinated to stop the illness spreading:

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  • Dr Kishore - Director of Public Health

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