Public Information Regarding Measles Outbreak – Southend

A public information telephone line has been set up by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s public health team, following the news that the council and Public Health England are dealing with one confirmed and a further seven suspected cases of measles in Southend-on-Sea.

Members of the public can call 01702 837890 and speak to clinically trained staff if they have any queries or concerns about the current situation that cannot be answered by visiting

The line is open from Midday today on Thursday 3 October 2019 until 6pm and then from 8am to 6pm on Friday 4th October 2019. If you are unsure whether you or your child are up-to-date with measles vaccinations, you should contact your GP, who will hold this information.

You can find more information about Measles here. Advice regarding a measles outbreak is detailed here. To read about the MMR vaccination, click here.