After a measles outbreak connected to a high school in Newport, vaccinations are invading seven schools.

Earlier this week, Public Health Wales affirmed that four persons, who were ill, were linked to Lliswerry High School.

123 students in total took the MMR vaccine in an attempt to defend them against measles on both Monday and Tuesday.

More vaccinations

More vaccination are now scheduled at six Newport primary schools connected with Lliswerry High on Friday, June 9.

Students at Somerton Primary School, Lliswerry Primary School, Eveswell Primary School, St Andrew’s Primary School, Pillgwenlly Primary School and Maindee Primary School will all be vaccinated.

Symptoms

Measles’ symptoms are fever, cough, runny nose as well as red eyes and a red rash. Any infected student should stay home.

Heather Lewis, consultant in health protection for Public Health Wales, said: “We are pleased with the uptake of the MMR vaccine at Lliswerry High, but there is more to do.”

“That is why we will be undertaking vaccination sessions at six primary schools linked with Lliswerry High to ensure we do everything we can to limit the spread of measles infection.”

“Measles is highly infectious and the only way to prevent large outbreaks is through vaccination.”

“We urge parents whose children have not received two doses of MMR to ensure that they speak to their GP immediately to arrange this quick, safe and effective vaccine.”

Cautions

Parents who think their kid has measles should immediately call their GP or NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 for a test.

The World Health Organization, UK Department of Health along with Public Health Wales advises of taking The MMR vaccine and consider it the most effective and secured way to protect kids against measles.