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measles on Waiheke

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we now have a case of measles on waiheke: stocks of the vaccine are limited and we have been asked to prioritise the following:

 1-4-year old scheduled immunisations
Following confirmation with our practice and based on potential clinical risk:
 un-immunised people aged under 30 years
 babies age 6 to 12 months
Note: people over the age of 30 years will not be given the vaccine while stocks are limited.

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