01 Jun 2018
Dear festival organisers
Cases of measles are on the increase this year across England. We are seeing a particular increase in people aged 15-25 who are more likely to have missed out on their MMR vaccine when they were younger, and this has recently resulted in a number of outbreaks across England.
The good news is that measles can be prevented by having the MMR vaccine - and we need your help to spread this message. We have developed a toolkit (attached) which includes materials you can use in your communications with festival attendees to urge them to check their vaccination status.
W're contacting you because you either run a festival in the south of England, or we know that large numbers of people from the South of England go to your festival each year. The key things we want your help with are to:
If you have any questions please feel free to use the contact details below. We'll be tagging festival twitter accounts in our tweets in the weeks before each festival so if you spot a tweet from @PHE_SouthWest please retweet us!
Public Health England South comms team
0117 968 9113