National call and recall for children missing MMR doses

NHS England will be sending communications to parents/guardians of children aged 1 to under 6 years whose record shows they are missing one or both MMR doses, advising them to contact their child’s general practice to book vaccination. This forms part of the GP contract requirement for practices to participate in a national vaccination campaign each year. Practices should check the child’s vaccine status and vaccinate as appropriate. Contact with parents/guardians resulting from this MMR call/recall is also an opportunity to check the status of the child for any other vaccines they require and, if they are eligible, to also offer flu vaccination.