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.