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Measles is a very serious illness. It spreads through the air by sneezing and coughing.

The first signs are a high fever and runny nose, cough, and red eyes.

Tamariki are at risk of measles if they haven’t had their MMR vaccines that are usually given at 12 and 15 months.

The best prevention is two MMR vaccinations. If you are unsure how many your family have had, check with your doctor. Vaccines are free for tamariki and adults who have not had two doses.

Call Healthline on 0800 611 116 if you have symptoms and need advice or see www.ProtectAgainstMeasles.org.nz

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Measles is a very serious illness. It spreads through the air by sneezing and coughing.

The first signs are a high fever and runny nose, cough, and red eyes.

Check that your rangatahi have had their two MMR vaccines that were given at 12-15 months of age and the other at 4 years (from Oct 2020 second MMR is now given at 15 months).

The best prevention is two MMR vaccinations. If you are unsure how many your family have had, check with your doctor. Vaccines are free for rangatahi and adults who have not had two doses.

Call Healthline on 0800 611 116 if you have symptoms and need advice or see www.ProtectAgainstMeasles.org.nz

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Last updated 12 July 2022.