The UC Health Centre | Whare Hauora o UC is now offering Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations to all UC students and staff who have:
- never been vaccinated
- only had one MMR vaccination.
Note – international students will be charged $25 per MMR vaccine.
If you’re not sure if you’ve been immunised for measles contact the UC Health Centre if you are enrolled there, or your General Practitioner (GP) – they can check your vaccination history.
People born before 1969 are considered to be low risk and do not require vaccination. Many of this group will have had measles.
The number of confirmed measles cases in Canterbury is now at 37, with a further nine cases being investigated.
Measles is a serious and highly infectious illness that spreads easily from person to person through the air, and can be caught simply by being in the same room as someone with measles. Read more about immunisation and symptoms here.