Teenagers urged to get innoculations

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Midlothian teenagers are being urged to protect themselves and others against serious illness by ensuring they have completed their vaccinations.

To help those who may have missed out on the opportunity at school, NHS Lothian has set up a series of catch up clinics throughout the month of June.

Vaccinations given in secondary school include HPV for girls in S1 and S2 and the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) for those who did not complete the course in childhood.

Dr Lorna Willocks, Consultant in Public Health, has said: “These vaccinations are very important in that they protect you from some serious infections. We have an effective vaccine, so I encourage you to come forward to help protect yourself.

“It is vitally important to ensure you get the correct number of doses. If you are in any doubt about how many doses you need speak to your immunisation nurse at the drop in clinics.”

If you live in Midlothian you can attend the Outpatient Department of Musselburgh Primary Care Centre, Inveresk Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7BP between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday, June 9, 16, 23 and 30.