| 14 Mar 2019

Messages for the community 19/03/2019

There are still no confirmed cases of measles in South Canterbury.

Messages for the community 15/03/2019

It is acknowledged there is concern regarding measles. At this point in time we have no confirmed cases in South Canterbury. If the situation changes, advice about what actions need to be taken will be provided by the public health unit.

For More Information

For further health information on measles please go to the Ministry of Health website http://www.moh.govt.nz or the Immunisation Advisory Centre website http://www.immune.org.nz

You can also call the Immunisation Advisory Centre toll-free line 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863) for advice.


Messages for the community 14/03/2019

There are no confirmed cases in South Canterbury

SYMPTOMS OF MEASLES

If someone has EITHER a cough, or runny nose or conjunctivitis (inflamed eyes),

AND a fever above 38.5 degrees

AND a rash

If someone has ALL of these then telephone your GP before going to visit them.

Many people aged 29 to 50 years old will have received a single vaccination.  Although a single measles vaccination provides some protection, a second vaccination is required for full protection.  These vaccinations will be prioritised as further vaccines become available.  People born before 1969 are considered to have immunity.

For More Information

For further health information on measles please go to the Ministry of Health website http://www.moh.govt.nz or the Immunisation Advisory Centre website http://www.immune.org.nz

You can also call the Immunisation Advisory Centre toll-free line 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863) for advice.