Measles Update 28th November 2019

November 28, 2019 at 12:32 PM

The current national priorities for MMR vaccination are below.

Please see the Medinz summary for the Auckland priorities or visit the ARPHS measles web page. 

  • ensure all children receive their vaccinations on time at 15 months (12 months in Auckland) and four years to maintain the national Childhood Immunisation Schedule 
  • susceptible close contacts within 72 hours of first exposure to measles when possible 
  • babies aged six months to 11 months who live in Auckland or who are travelling to Auckland or overseas to a country that has an active outbreak of measles 
  • children and adolescents aged 15 and under who have not had a single dose of MMR 
  • in accordance with the National Immunisation Schedule, all children under five who have not received either dose of MMR should be actively recalled. We consider active recall of this group to be in line with the priority groups.
  • people under the age of 50 travelling from New Zealand to Samoa, Tonga, Philippines and Fiji. 

People travelling to a region where there is an active outbreak of measles – regions with measles outbreaks can be found at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/measles-global

There is no active recall for people outside of the priority groups at this time.




 
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