Check your immunity to measles
23 April 2019
SouthSeas Healthcare is urging South Auckland families to stay alert to symptoms of measles and ensure that children aged between 15 months and 4 years receive their MMR vaccinations.
Measles is a very infectious viral illness that spreads easily from person to person. It can be serious, with about one in ten people with measles needing hospital treatment. It is a highly infectious airborne virus which affects both children and adults.
Symptoms of measles include a fever, cough, runny nose and sore and watery ‘pink’ eyes. This is followed by a blotchy rash.
If you think you or someone in your family may have measles, stay at home and call us ahead for advice. We can talk about the symptoms and making arrangements to assess you safely and without infecting other people.
Immunisation is very effective in preventing measles and vaccination is free. If you are unsure whether you have been vaccinated, you can check your vaccination status by contacting one of our nurses in the clinic.
Click here to access more information on measles on the Ministry of Health website or call us on 09 273 9017 for advice.
South Seas Healthcare
Physical address: 14 Fair Mall, Auckland 2023
Phone: 09 273 9017
Clinic opening hours
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm
Public Holidays: CLOSED
For After Hours Weekend and Holidays:
East Tamaki Healthcare, 160 Bairds Road, Otara
Phone: 09 274 3414
and East Care Health, 260 Botany Road, Botany
Phone: 09 277 1516