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12 SEPTEMBER 2019 – LATEST MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH 

FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THE MEASLES OUTBREAK PLEASE CLICK HERE 

DO YOU SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MEASLES OUTBREAK, IMMUNISATIONS OR IMMUNITY? CLICK HERE

IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE MEASLES OR HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A CONFIRMED CASE OF MEASLES, PLEASE CALL US FIRST BEFORE COMING IN. WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR A CONSULTATION, PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR AND COMMUNICATE WITH US BY PHONE UNTIL A DOCTOR OR NURSE COMES TO YOUR CAR.

PLEASE DO NOT WALK IN FOR MEASLES IMMUNISATION (MMR) WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT A LATER DATE AS WE NEED TO PRIORITISE OUR VULNERABLE CHILDREN. WE ARE EXPERIENCING HIGH DEMAND AND THE WAIT TO HAVE IMMUNISATIONS AT OUR PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY TWO OR MORE DAYS.

Please be advised that both the Manukau SuperClinic and Clendon Shopping Centre MMR drop in clinics have come to an end (Final clinics were 11 September 2019). This is due to the need to prioritise available stock for scheduled immunisations within primary care.

The advice comes off the back of an immunisation Expert Advisory Group recommendation to focus on ensuring the groups most affected by the current measles outbreak can be vaccinated to protect them and the wider community and help prevent further spread of measles.

This means the first priority for vaccinations should be on:
•   ensuring all children across NZ receive their vaccines on time at 15 months (12 months of age in Auckland) and 4 years to maintain the national childhood immunisation schedule. 
•   vaccinating groups who are most affected by the outbreak in the Auckland area, namely children under 4 years of age, those aged 15-29 years and Pacific peoples within these groups. 
•   proactively contacting children aged up to 14 years who have not had a single dose of vaccine to get vaccinated.

CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATE TO DATE INFO ON COUNTIES MANUKAU CLINICS.

1 week ago

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MEASLES UPDATE: This week we surpassed 1000 confirmed cases in Auckland. Currently, for the year to date, there have been 1028 cases.

We are encouraging everyone between the ages of 12 months to 29 years old to get vaccinated if they haven't had at least one MMR vaccination. This age group is currently the most vulnerable.

We’ve had some questions asking when new stocks of the MMR vaccine will be available in Auckland. More MMR arrives in NZ this weekend and will take about a week to go through quarantine and be sent out to GPs. In Auckland, the three District Health Boards are working with the Auckland Primary Health Organisations to keep track of the available vaccine and distribute it to the areas it is most needed. We sent out an extra 5,000 doses this morning to help GPs vaccinate children and young people. We will be able to distribute more once the new stock arrives. We are very grateful for the extraordinary work our GP teams are doing to protect the most vulnerable.

For more information on the outbreak including daily map updates, answers to frequently asked questions, resources and more visit- arphs.health.nz/measles
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Today is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day - this animation explains what FASD is and why it is so important to stop drinking alcohol if you could be pregnant.
Give pepi the best start in life. #FASDawarenessday #alcoholfreepregnancy
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2 weeks ago

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MEASLES FLIGHT ALERT: We have been notified of a case of measles in a passenger travelling from Auckland to Melbourne. The person, a New Zealand citizen currently living in Australia, did not know they had measles at the time.

Flight details:

> The person departed Auckland on Friday 30 August at around 8.45am on Air New Zealand Flight NZ123.

The passenger was diagnosed in Australia and local public health authorities there were notified of the case.

Anyone who was on the same flight, or in the airport departures area around the same time as the case, and is not immunised should watch out for measles symptoms from tomorrow including: a high fever, runny nose, cough and sore red eyes.

If you were on the flight and are unsure whether you’re immune to measles, talk to your doctor or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice.

More info at: www.arphs.health.nz/news/measles-case-on-auckland-to-melbourne-flight/
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🔴🔴🔴🔴MEASLES IS SPREADING FAST IN COUNTIES MANUKAU! 🔴🔴🔴🔴

💉💉PROTECT YOUR WHAANAU, YOUR SCHOOL, YOUR WORK, YOUR COMMUNITY - GET IMMUNISED!!

Call us on (09) 262 0072 to book for your vaccination.
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