MMR vaccination

MMR vaccination is routinely given to children as part of the NHS childhood immunisation programme. It protects you from measles, mumps and rubella.

If you missed any of the MMR doses when you were a child, you can catch up on these.

It’s particularly important that you are covered if you go away to university or college, as you are at higher risk of measles and mumps.

Teenagers attending for their 3-in-1 teenage booster, usually offered to you at school, are generally asked about their MMR vaccination history.

If you missed any doses of MMR vaccine when you were younger, you can be given 2 doses of MMR vaccine on the NHS which will still protect you.

Find out why it’s important for teenagers to be protected against mumps.

Speak to your school health service or GP if you think you missed an MMR dose when you were younger or have worries about the vaccine.