Get your measles vaccine! Help stop the spread of measles in our community!
Counties Manukau is experiencing an outbreak of measles and it’s rapidly on the rise in our community. Measles is a highly infectious disease that can be life threatening. It spreads easily from person to person.
We need all whaanau to get the FREE measles vaccine from their doctor to stop further spread in the community. Even if you're not sure, it's safe to get it again from your doctor. It's FREE for people 1-50 years.
- Measles has made many kids and young people very sick, so please make sure your tamariki and rangatahi have their measles vaccine. If you're unsure, please still go and get the vaccination.
- If you or a whaanau suspect you have measles, please stay home and call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or your doctor. They will advise you on what to do.
- If you're feeling sick, you should stay away from work, school or public places, to help prevent putting other people at risk.
- For more information, please contact your doctor or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or visit the Auckland Regional Public Health Service website.
There are currently no clinics. We will update when a clinic is confirmed.
- 1 September: Church of Tonga, Mangere
- 7-8 September: Counties Manukau Health Clinic Hub (Otara) and Mangere Community Health Centre, Mangere
- Manukau SuperClinic, Manukau
- Clendon Public Nursing Office, Clendon Shopping Centre, Manurewa
Data below as at 13/09/2019. Note: these numbers will vary due to timing.
|Number of people who have had the measles vaccination|
|Community drop-in clinics||3694|
|Number of patients with measles in the hospital|
- 30.08.19: School nurses trained for Measles programme
- 27.08.19: Measles vaccinations being offered to patients and whaanau at Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department
- 27.08.19: Get vaccinated against measles now