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Canterbury measles outbreak: vaccine availability extended to new groups



Vaccination (mumps, rubella) (MMR) vaccine.

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Vaccination (mumps, rubella) (MMR) vaccine.

More people will be able to get a shot of the disease in Canterbury t

Canterbury medical officer of health and social care Dr Ramon Pink has been on investigation.

One of the confirmed person who flew into Christchurch on March 19 from Melbourne on Virgin Australia flight VA99. She had travelled while unwell from South East Asia.

Large gatherings. Tevery gatherings. T

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The Christchurch terror attack on March 15.

"We are dealing with a lot of concern," said Pink.

Dozens of studies  t

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Dozens of studies t

Vaccine, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine. During March, 31,000 doses of the vaccine had been distributed to general practices.

GPs haven't been vaccinated. A single dose protects 95 per cent of people against measles. Two doses extends to 98 per cent.

Aged 12 to 28 years, caregivers of infants aged up to 12 months, 17 years ago

Infected, he said. T

Canterbury medical officer of health Dr Ramon Pink speaks to media about the measles outbreak. (File photo)

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Canterbury medical officer of health Dr Ramon Pink speaks to media about the measles outbreak. (File photo)

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For 36 of the confirmed cases were aged under 12 months, 18 years old aged between 15 and 19, were aged between 15 and 19, and were aged between. T

He was not a patient at this hospital.

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB). T

Any passengers or crew on this journey. People can not go unl on Wednesday.

People are considered fully protected by the MMR vaccine, or were born before 1969.

MEASLES FACTS

Measles is a highly infectious secretions through coughing and sneezing.

* Symptoms of measles include:

A respiratory type, headache

Temperature over 38.5 C and feeling very unwell

A red blotchy rash starts on day 4-5 of the chest

* People are infectious from five days after the rash starts.

* Infected persons should stay in isolation t

* Anyone who is a doctor or a general practitioner. Instead of your GP anytime, 24/7 for free health advice.


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