Measles and young people: Are you immunised?
Getting immunised is the best thing you can do to keep yourself, your whānau and your community safe from serious, infectious diseases.
If you’re aged 15-30 you might not be protected against measles. Measles is a serious disease that can make you very sick. It’s much more contagious than COVID-19 so spreads fast!
Getting immunised is the best way to protect against measles – it’s easy and free.
When you immunise against measles, you don't just protect yourself. You also protect your whānau, your community, and future generations from harm.
Where to do to get immunised
- Ask your GP for a free measles immunisation. Your GP may also call you or you parent/caregiver to offer an appointment.
- You can get a free immunisation at some pharmacies if you’re 16 or older. You don’t need an appointment, you can just turn up.
- A health professional may offer you a free measles immunisation when you’re at a community event, or at school or wor
- If you want to organise a pop-up clinic in your area, contact Andrea on 027 246 0938.
If you don’t know if you’ve been fully immunised against measles, it’s best to get immunised. It’s safe to have an extra dose of the MMR vaccine.