Mar 19, 2019

MEASLES OUTBREAK- All you need to know

https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/news-items/national-mmr-vaccination-advice-modified-light-current-vaccine-supplies

The Ministry of Health is recommending that all practices outside of the Canterbury region focus on maintaining the National Immunisation Programme of vaccination for children aged 15 months and 4 years, as a priority. If you have received one dose of the MMR vaccine you will have 95% immunity against measles. If you have had childhood vaccinations, or born before 1969 then you are considered protected. If you are known unvaccinated then you are eligible to receive a funded dose of the MMR vaccination. If you are concerned, or unsure about your vaccination status then you can get a blood test to check your Measles immunity. You can organise this by calling us and requesting a blood test for measles antibodies. The test is not funded and will cost you $33.50- but it will give you the reassurance of whether your are immune or whether you need a vaccine. 

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