Following a declared measles outbreak in Gwent, Hywel Dda University Health Board is asking anyone showing symptoms of measles to not attend their GP or any other healthcare setting without phoning before arrival, or must immediately notify staff on arrival, to allow prompt isolation and avoid any further transmission.

  • Measles is highly infectious and can very easily spread between people who are not vaccinated.
  • The highly effective MMR vaccine is available from your GP, free on the NHS.
  • Parents/guardians can check the MMR vaccine status of their child by looking at their child’s red book.

Contact us to arrange your MMR vaccination, or if you are unsure of your vaccination status. Hywel Dda UHB’s communication hub can also advise, please call 0300 303 8322 option 1 or email ask.hdd@wales.nhs.uk.