Being up to date with vaccinations is important for all of us, but even more so for students who recently started university. With lots of people in confined environments and-close mixing, universities can be hot spots for measles, mumps, and meningococcal disease as they present the perfect opportunity for the infection to spread.
One in five young adults who went to university for the first time in the autumn will have missed having vaccinations earlier in life that protect against potentially fatal conditions.
It is therefore vital you are aware of the vaccines that can help prevent disease and check you are up to date with yours.
Measles is a highly-infectious viral illness that is spread by coughs and sneezes. It can sometimes lead to serious complications and in rare cases can be fatal. Measles can be prevented by having two doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccine.