Free Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine

Ministry of Education has shared this important information:


These last two years have highlighted the need to ensure our whānau and communities are safe from infectious diseases. Measles is about 8 times more contagious than COVID-19, and last year’s outbreak is a reminder of just how quickly it can spread among unimmunised people. While we can’t vaccinate against COVID-19 yet, we can protect against other infectious diseases like measles by being immunised.


Teenagers and young adults aged 15-30 are at greater risk of catching and spreading measles, as they are less likely to have been immunised as children.


District health boards (DHB) are leading a campaign targeting this age group for their free Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.

  • Find out more about measles at ProtectAgainstMeasles.org.nz

  • Download the campaign factsheet, posters and content for your website or school newsletter

Students aged 16 or over can give consent themselves.


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