Measles Update 17/09 and MMR vaccine information.

17 September 2019

As of 17/09 , there are 43 confirmed cases of measles in Northland with another 18 cases under investigation.  The Ministry of Health provides the following information up date along with new advice on the priority groups for MMR immunisation.  This is to ensure those most at risk have access to the vaccine.
Vaccination priority groups

  • The Ministry of Health asks that you prioritise MMR vaccination of people under 30 years of age
However,  
  • If someone is over 30y and travelling to Auckland or works with children, and has NO immunity – please offer them a vaccination
 
Information about MMR at this Drop-in clinics in Northland – graphics are attached
In Kaitaia: On Thursdays starting 19 September from 12.45pm until 4pm at the Kaitaia Hospital Whare. This free clinic is prioritised for children and adults under 30 years of age.
In Whangārei: Free drop in clinics are held at the NDHB Child Wellbeing Hub, 22b Commerce Street, Whangārei. This clinic is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 8.30am until 4pm, and is prioritised for children and adults under 30 years of age.
 
Drop-in clinics in Northland – graphics are attached
In Kaitaia: On Thursdays starting 19 September from 12.45pm until 4pm at the Kaitaia Hospital Whare. This free clinic is prioritised for children and adults under 30 years of age.
In Whangārei: Free drop in clinics are held at the NDHB Child Wellbeing Hub, 22b Commerce Street, Whangārei. This clinic is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 8.30am until 4pm, and is prioritised for children and adults under 30 years of age.
 
Drop-in clinics in Northland :
In Kaitaia: On Thursdays starting 19 September from 12.45pm until 4pm at the Kaitaia Hospital Whare. This free clinic is prioritised for children and adults under 30 years of age.
In Whangārei: Free drop in clinics are held at the NDHB Child Wellbeing Hub, 22b Commerce Street, Whangārei. This clinic is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 8.30am until 4pm, and is prioritised for children and adults under 30 years of age.
 
Suspect Measles?
People with suspected measles are asked to isolate at home,  contact your GP by phone for advice and to make arrangements to avoid common waiting rooms etc.