Measles is a serious and highly contagious disease. It can cause serious problems, including brain swelling, chest infections, or death. The measles vaccine is very effective at preventing measles.

Get the measles vaccine to protect your whaanau, your community and future generations.

Are you aged 15-30 years?

Measles is a serious disease that can make you very sick. Not everyone aged 15 to 30 years was immunised as a child. But it’s easy and free to get immunised now.

Become a Guardian of the Future by getting immunised against measles. Not only will you be protecting yourself against a disease that’s about 8 times more contagious than COVID-19, you’ll also be protecting your whaanau, your community, and future generations from harm. 

Protect the people you care about. Immunise to help stop the spread of measles. It’s FREE at family doctors or at a participating pharmacy. Not sure if you’re immunised against measles?  It’s okay to get immunised again.

Find out more about how to protect yourself against measles

Who to contact for medical advice

If you have symptoms that you are worried about:

  • contact your usual doctor or healthcare provider
  • call Healthline for free advice 0800 611 116
  • call 111 for an ambulance in an emergency.

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