Apollo Medical wants to emphasis the importance of being immunized against measles.
We are experiencing a measles outbreak currently in NZ and the graphs below show how many cases we have had this year and the numbers are increasing still. There is also a map of wider Auckland with numbers attached to each region. This is updated almost on a daily basis by Public Health.
Apollo Medical has been advised that the scheduled 15 month immunization programme is to be brought forward to 12 MONTHS of age.
As a response to this Apollo Medical will be actively recalling all those children who have not had or completed their vaccination programmes, as well as those babies about to turn 1 year old.
Measles can be a very nasty disease, and we want all our babies protected.
For more information on measles please go to www.arphs.health.nz. There are some really helpful fact sheets and guidance to all of us on this site.
If you would like to discuss any further questions or concerns please ring and discuss with your nurse or GP on 09 4773700.