Please vaccinate your child or young person if they have not had one measles (MMR) vaccine. It is free at your GP.
Students in a class with someone who has measles may be asked to stay home for one to two weeks, if they have had no MMR vaccinations.
Students with one or more MMR vaccinations can still attend school.
Check your child’s immunisation records in their Well Child / Tamariki Ora book or ring your GP clinic. Tell your GP or after hours clinic if you suspect measles before you arrive, so you don’t infect others.
Symptoms: cough, runny nose, fever, sore red eyes, then a rash.
Measles info at: arphs.health.nz/measles