Dear Colleague,

In recent months there has been a rise in cases of measles in parts of the UK and Europe.

On 7th February the HSE reported the death of an adult with confirmed measles.
This is the first confirmed measles case notified in Ireland in 2024.
The HSE is writing to ask for your support in raising awareness among parents, guardians and staff about:

  • watching out for the symptoms of measles
    the importance of the MMR vaccine in protecting children
  • We would appreciate if you would support efforts to prevent the spread of measles by:


1. Sharing information through your channels about the signs of measles with parents
(download a copy of the HSE measles poster and consider displaying in your childcare
facility or school )
2. Encouraging parents to visit for information about the
importance of MMR vaccine.

We have drafted a sample letter. Please do share this with parents.

Measles alert letter ECCE and CCFs ENGLISH

Measles alert letter ECCE and CCFs Irish




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