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Measles Alert – immunise to protect your child from a serious disease

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) is asking parents to make sure their child’s immunisations are up-to-date following confirmation of recent measles cases in the Auckland region. 

Measles is a serious and extremely infectious disease and immunisation is the most effective protection. Two free immunisations are given at 15 months and four years of age to protect against measles, mumps and rubella. 

Waitemata DHB Chief Executive Dr Dale Bramley says most children in the Waitemata district are immunised against the disease but there is concern for those in our community who are not protected. 

“The only way to protect against measles is to be fully immunised and, with recent cases confirmed in the Auckland region, we ask parents to make up-to-date immunisation a priority.”

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