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measles on Waiheke

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we continue to vaccinate against measles for Priority groups 

 babies age 6 to 11 months
 1-4-year old scheduled immunisations
 children under 5 years who require catchup vaccination
 Under 30 years with no recorded MMR (one dose) 
  • Pacific and Maori
  • tertiary and school students
  • family members of new-born babies and mums of new borns (0-6mths)
  • teachers and early childhood educators

Signs and symptoms

If you think you have Measles and have the following symptoms:
 Fever ≥ 38°C AND
 Rash AND ONE
 or more of the following symptoms:
o Coryza (includes a runny/stuffy nose) 
o Cough
o Conjuntivitis (sore red eyes)
o Koplik spots (tiny white spots inside the mouth) 

please stay outside of the medical centre & call us on 09 372 5005

For further information please go to the following links:

http://www.arphs.health.nz/public-health-topics/disease-and-illness/measles/

Phone Healthline on 0800 611 116

Vaccine advice

https://www.immune.org.nz/hot-topic/measles-overseas-and-new-zealand