A Cambridge branch of high street chemist Superdrug is among the first in the UK to offer the adult MMR vaccine.
The measles, mumps, and rubella jab will be available at the Sidney Street clinic for people over 18
It comes at a time when Public Health England has warned about measles cases in several regions of England this year.
It also follows the trend in the noughties for some parents who have not immunized their children because of, now debunked, fears about the vaccine's links to autism.
Dr. Pixie McKenna, Superdrugs ambassador for Health and Wellbeing, said: "Especially measles can be potentially life-threatening." It's important for those who have missed the vaccine in childhood to feel vaccinated for infections.
"The MMR vaccine is proven and proven to be safe and effective, and is now available in street-based super-drug stores."
The treatment is administered as part of the store's travel health service at a cost of £ 55 per dose
Download the Cambridge News App
We have our own app for Android and Apple devices on the Market that can be tailored to the news and sport you are interested.
- To download the IOS app, click here
- To download the Android app, click here
Learn more about the app here.
Currently, MMR vaccine is recommended for travel in most parts of Asia, Africa, India and South America.
More recently, measles outbreaks have occurred in developed countries such as Australia, the US, Canada, New Zealand, and several European countries, including Britain.
About the MMR vaccine controversy
The combination MMR vaccine was introduced in 1988 as a supplement to the measles vaccine launched in 1968 in the United Kingdom introduced.
Patients born before 1968 may not have been fully vaccinated as a child or as part of a later recovery program on the NHS; although they may have been exposed to the infections as a child, leading to natural immunity.
In 1998, Andrew Wakefield published a research suggesting that the combined MMR vaccine was associated with autism and bowel disease.
The newspaper was withdrawn 12 years later. The data was scientifically and ethically proven by the General Medical Council (GMC). Wakefield has been removed from the GMC register.
Follow-up studies have now shown no association between the vaccine and autism or bowel disease.
MMR vaccines have been and will continue to be safely integrated into NHS vaccine programs in the UK and around the world.
19659033] Measles, mumps and rubella are all viruses that can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia, encephalitis. Measles are particularly contagious and are among the most contagious diseases in the Western world.
Measles Symptoms can include fever, a characteristic red rash, a cough, a stuffy nose, and a sense of exhaustion.
Mumps infections typically cause severe swelling around the jaw, muscle aches, fever, and headaches. Rubella virus can also cause fever, malaise, conjunctivitis and cold-like symptoms.
The red rubella rash is usually around the neck, face, and ears, but it can be elsewhere. It can also affect the lymph nodes.
Rubella, like many infections, is of great importance during pregnancy. It can cause changes in fetal development and in some cases miscarriage.
Complications from the viruses may include convulsions and encephalitis of measles, deafness and subfertility of mumps and miscarriage with rubella.
See here for more information