Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines available at UC Health Centre

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.

2 thoughts on “Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines available at UC Health Centre”

  1. The Health Centre have advised this MMR vac is only for registered patients, not all staff. Could you please clarify as the above suggests this is freely available to all staff, similar to the flu vacs?

    1. MMR vaccinations are available to all UC staff who were born after 1969* and have either never been vaccinated or only had one MMR vaccination – this includes staff not enrolled at the UC Health Centre. If you are not enrolled at UC Health, you will need to check your vaccination history with your own General Practitioner first.

      *Those born before 1969 are considered to be low risk and do not require vaccination.

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