If you were at recent measles locations of interest (LOIs), you may have had contact with a person with measles.
Please do all of the following:
Check if you are immune to measles here.
- If you were born after 1 January 1969, you must have evidence of your immunity.
- If you have a condition that affects your immune system, you may not be protected from measles even if you have been vaccinated.
If you have evidence confirming you are immune to measles, you don’t need to do anything else.
If you do not have evidence that you are immune to measles or you have a condition that has affected your immune system, please do all of the following:
- Get vaccinated against measles - it doesn’t matter if you have been vaccinated before.
- If you are pregnant or have a condition that has affected your immune system, see special circumstances below
- Watch out for measles symptoms for 14 days from the exposure event date
- At any time, if you develop symptoms of measles contact your GP/doctor or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free advice 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
If you are pregnant:
- Advise your midwife (or the health professional caring for you during your pregnancy) that you may have had contact with a measles case.
- Watch out for measles symptoms for 14 days from the exposure event date.
- Do not have a measles vaccine until after your baby is born.
If you have a condition that has affected your immune system:
- Advise your GP (or other health professional) that you may have had contact with a measles case.
- Watch out for measles symptoms.
- Discuss measles vaccination with your doctor – if you can’t be vaccinated you may be eligible for other treatment.
Before seeking medical care, call first and tell the healthcare professional that you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with measles. This will help them take steps to keep other people safe.