MEASLES

IF YOU THINK YOU OR YOUR CHILD HAS MEASLES , PLEASE RING THE PRACTICE AND DISCUSS WITH A NURSE OR DR . We will try to keep you away from the waiting room  , as it is so infectious to others

Key points to remember about measles immunisation

  • measles can be a serious disease
  • it’s caused by a virus
  • measles is very easy to catch
  • immunisation is the only way to prevent measles

How do you prevent measles?

Immunisation given on time is the only way to prevent measles.

If you’re unsure about whether your child has had MMR immunisation, or you can’t find your records, you can check with your Well Child Tamariki Ora provider or Well Child book, or contact your family doctor.

Combined measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) immunisation is the only vaccine available to prevent measles in New Zealand.

For more information see the following websites :

www.kidshealth.org.nz/measles-immunisation

 

www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/m/measles/

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