IMPORTANT: Measles, Chicken Pox and Shingles

Dear Parents,

Please may we ask for your cooperation in a vitally important matter?  One of our pupils is receiving chemotherapy treatment for a tumour.  This puts the pupil at serious risk if exposed to measles, chicken pox or shingles.

The best way to protect a pupil from measles is for all pupils to be immunised against measles.  Please discuss measles immunisation with your GP if your child is not already vaccinated.  If you suspect your child has measles you should let the school know immediately.

Our pupil is also at risk from chicken pox and would need to be given an injection within three days of contact.  Please let us know immediately if you suspect that your child has chicken pox.  It is also very important that you let us know if anyone in your household has shingles.

Your own child is not at any risk whatsoever from this situation.  However, the health and wellbeing of our pupil with cancer may be at serious risk.  We depend on the cooperation of all parents and know we can rely on you help.

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Dawson


NHS information on measles, chicken pox and shingles:

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