If you haven’t had your two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, or you are not sure, get your FREE immunisation now.
Measles is a serious and highly contagious illness. With the re-opening of NZ’s international borders, we are expecting measles cases in NZ to rise. Getting immunised is the best way to protect you, your whānau and the community from catching and spreading measles.
Two doses of the MMR vaccine will protect 99% of people against measles. We can stop outbreaks of measles if enough people have their MMR vaccination. Anyone born in or after January 1969 is eligible for two free MMR doses. Those born before this date are already considered immune.
To find out if you’ve had two doses of MMR, ask one of our practice nurses or check your Plunket or Well Child book. If you can’t find out for sure, then play it safe and get vaccinated. There are no safety concerns with having additional MMR doses.
For more information click here: ProtectAgainstMeasles.org.nz