NSW Health have warned that measles is still about, although the risk has decreased since earlier in 2019.
Please refer to the NSW Health website for details on the most recent reported cases of measles.
The main symptoms of measles include
- Runny nose
- Generally feeling unwell/tired
- Followed 3-4 days later by a non-itchy, spotty rash that starts on the face and neck and spreads to other parts of the body
Measles is one of the most contagious diseases that affects humans and it is spread through the air when an infectious person breathes, coughs or sneezes.
All children born after 1990 have had 2 doses of the MMR vaccine which is 99% effective in protecting against the measles disease.
Please note that children are not vaccinated against measles until 12 months of age.
Most people born before 1966 are likely to have had measles as a child and are generally considered to be immune. NSW provides free MMR vaccines to people born during or after 1966, who haven’t had measles or two doses of measles vaccine. Contact our reception on 97135869 if you would like to book your free MMR vaccine.
For more information visit the NSW Health Website or visit your doctor to discuss.