While at university it is important to ensure you keep on top of any vaccinations you may need.
All university students are strongly advised to receive the mumps, measles, rubella (MMR) vaccination.
With the number of cases of mumps in England rising to the highest level in a decade, health bosses in Leicestershire are urging young people locally to make sure they are protected against the infection.
The first step for students who are unsure if they are protected against MMR is to speak to your parents and then your GP to confirm whether you have received the vaccination.
You can also check your vaccination records online here.
The vaccination is free to all students attending university who are under 25 years of age, and are simply administered by your GP.
The MMR vaccination consists of two jabs. It is essential to receive both doses to protect against the infection.
It is recommended that students who have not received any vaccinations contact their GP as soon as possible.
To register at the De Montfort Surgery please click here, or if you feel you may be presenting with symptoms of MMR, meningitis or septicaemia please contact your GP. If you haven’t got a GP please call 111 for NHS assistance (this service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
For more information on the vaccine for mumps visit the NHS website.
Posted on Wednesday 4th March 2020