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2 days ago

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We have had a few questions around parents here on our page wanting to know if they are able to get their babies vaccinated between 6 and 12 months.

We completely understand your concern.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service does not make decisions regarding vaccine availability or funding. However, our service along with regional DHBs and the Ministry of Health is in regular discussions around MMR vaccination in this outbreak.

The current analysis does not support a 6-12 month vaccination. The best protection for children under 12 months is if parents, family, friends and those who come into direct contact with your baby have had at least one measles (MMR) vaccination. You can also be assured that babies will still have antibodies passed on to them from their mothers (if the mother is immune) for up to approx. 9 months.

We will continue to provide updates if there are any changes. To find out more, visit: arphs.health.nz/measles
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MEASLES UPDATE: This week has surpassed last week in terms of the number of confirmed cases- making this week, the worst since the outbreak started. We've had an increase of 81 cases since last Friday. The only way to stop the spread of measles and to protect yourself is by getting at least 1 measles (MMR) vaccination if you haven't already. Protect yourself to protect others! More info: arphs.health.nz/measles ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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MEASLES UPDATE: Our total cases for the year to date has reached 227. In the past week alone we've seen an increase of 38 cases.

We are continuing to encourage anyone under the age of 50 who have not yet had at least 1 MMR vaccination to get one as soon as they can. Remember- the vaccination is FREE!

Protecting yourself protects your whānau and your community! More info: arphs.health.nz/measles
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1 month ago

Southpoint Family Doctors

If your family doctor is not available, your nearest A&M clinic is available for you and your whaanau. Did you know there’s also subsidised A&M clinics in the Counties Manukau area?

Eligible patients include:
- Under 14s - FREE
- Over 65
- Community Services Card (CSC) or High User Health Card (HUHC) holders

Check out this handy poster of subsidised A&M’s in Counties Manukau that you can share with whaanau. For more information, visit our website: countiesmanukau.health.nz/our-services/the-right-care-for-you/
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