Check up on jabs

STUDENTS have been advised to check up on their jabs to ensure they are protected from mumps and measles.

The Health Protection Agency says that nearly 500 cases of mumps have been reported in the north east so far this year, compared with 746 cases for the whole of 2010, with students particularly vulnerable.

People who missed out on the MMR jab could also be vulnerable to measles.

For further information visit www.hpa.org.uk