Currently Christchurch has no measles cases. However, the UC Health Centre still wants to see you if you:
- have never received an Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination in the past
- have commenced a course of MMR and need a 2nd booster
- are uncertain of your vaccination history or have close contact with someone who is unable to be vaccinated such as a young baby or a household contact with compromised immunity
A single measles vaccination given to those born between 1969 and 1994 is sufficient to give 95% immunity and the health authorities are not recommending that these people get a booster shot.
If in doubt, please come and check in with the team at the Health Centre.