Wondering where to go for accurate and reliable information on measles?
Visit the Immunisation Advisory Centre updates for the very latest and most reliable information on the measles outbreak.
Please continue to contact your GP or Healthline (0800 611 116) if you have any concerns. Please be mindful that practices are managing a huge demand for information and there may be some restrictions on the supply of vaccines.
If you think you or your child has measles or been in contact with someone with measles please do not walk in to your GP clinic: telephone them first.
All patients born after 1969 and eligible for New Zealand healthcare are entitled to 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine in their lifetime – please check your immunisation history.
Priority for immunisation will be people at greatest risk: infants and young children, and adolescents and young adults without any history of prior immunisation.
Infants are recommended to receive their MMR vaccinations on time, at 12 months, followed by a second dose at 4 years. Please see your GP for further advice.
If you are unsure whether a particular person is likely to be susceptible to measles, please call Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) on 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863).
Here are some useful information links:
Date posted: 9 September, 2019