Our priorities for vaccination are:
One dose of MMR to those aged under 30 years with no recorded MMR1 with an emphasis on Maori and Pacific peoples; secondary and tertiary students; teachers and early childhood educators; new mothers and family members of newborn babies (0 to 6 months old).
One dose of MMR to people aged 30 to 49 years old who are: teachers and early childhood educators; new mothers and family members of newborn babies (0 to 6 months old); and those who work in higher risk occupations.
We understand and appreciate that many of you are keen to ensure you and your family are fully vaccinated.
One MMR vaccine will provide 95% protection, while two vaccines will provide 99% protection. MMR vaccination is free to everyone under the age of 50. People born before 1st January 1969 are assumed to have immunity to measles.
Measles vaccines are currently being distributed to practices. Please return to the website to view updates. Thank you for your understanding.
The symptoms of measles include:
and watery ‘pink eyes’
If you catch measles, you can infect others
from five days before the rash appears until five days after the rash
disappears. The virus is highly contagious and spreads easily from
person to person through the air.
If you or a family member suspect you
have measles it’s really important to limit spreading it to others, so
avoid waiting rooms and please stay at home. If you suspect you have
measles please call ahead and wait in our car park.