March 2019

MMR VACCINE

Thu, 14th Mar 201914:56:21

MMR 

There is currently a country –wide shortage of the MMR vaccine. The Ministry of Health is not recommending any change to our vaccination schedule here in SDHB currently. Any children 15 months or older who have not had an MMR immunization should get one. Adults with at least one vaccination are considered immune enough currently. If you are travelling to Christchurch please reconsider your plans if you have un-immunised children. If travel is essential the 15 month vaccination may be brought forward to 12 months. Efficacy of the vaccine under 12 months is not known and your child will still need a further two vaccinations.

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