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Measles, chicken pox and shingles

17 January 2017

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please may we ask for your cooperation in an important matter.

One of our pupils is receiving medical treatment which puts them at risk if they are exposed to measles, chicken pox or shingles.

The best way to protect our pupil from measles is for all the children at school to be immunised against measles. Please would you discuss measles immunisation with your GP if your child has not already received it. If your child is suspected of having measles, you should let us know immediately.

Our pupil is also at risk from chicken pox and would need to be given an injection within three days of contact. If your child is suspected of having chicken pox, you should let us know immediately.

It is also important that you let us know if there is shingles in your household.

Your child is not at any risk whatsoever from this situation. However, the health and well-being of our pupil who is at risk, does depend on the co-operation of all the other parents and we hope you can help us.

With many thanks,

Yours sincerely

Ruth Luzmore
Primary School Headteacher