Regional Response to National Measles Campaign

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A national campaign urging people between 15-30 years of age to get immunised against measles has been launched and the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) is strongly reinforcing this message.

Measles is about 8 times more contagious than COVID-19 and is a serious disease that can make you very sick. Getting immunised is the best way to protect you, your whānau and community from catching and spreading measles, and it’s free.

BOPDHB Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Joe Bourne said many people aged between 15 and 30 years didn’t get fully immunised when they were children which puts them at risk of catching and spreading measles.