Catch Up Vaccination Clinics Open This Weekend

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A number of free Measles, Mump and Rubella (MMR) Catch Up Vaccination Clinics will be open to members of the public this Easter Weekend and into next week across the South East.

There have been ten confirmed cases of measles in Ireland so far this year and 20 cases are under investigation. In all of 2023 there were 3 cases in Ireland.

The Health Service Executive(HSE) launched the MMR vaccine catch-up programme to address the increasing cases of measles and clinics are taking place in Clonmel and other counties in the region.

In south Tipperary the clinic will be held in the South Tipperary Vaccination Centre located on the Grounds of St. Luke’s Hospital, Clonmel, E91 PR83.

There is a free drop in clinic today between noon and 4pm and  again  next Friday April 5th between noon and  4pm.

It is also possible to make an appointment by visiting the HSE website at this link here.

Measles poses significant health risks, especially to vulnerable groups such as children under 12 months, pregnant women, and individuals with weakened immune systems.

The HSE is seeking to achieve a population wide MMR vaccination rate of 95% as recommended by the World Health Organisation.

The HSE is asking anyone who may not have received their MMR to please come forward for their free vaccine at one of the dedicated Vaccination Clinics and is also asking people to start having the discussion with their family members and friends, to encourage others to come forward too.