Understanding Measles and its symptoms
Symptoms of measles include:
- a runny nose
- a cough
- high fever
- a rash emerging after a few days
The best way to avoid getting measles is to ensure your MMR are vaccinations are up-to-date. The MMR vaccine is free to people under 50. The Tamariki Ora vaccination schedule suggested that children have their first vaccination at 15 months and a second at four years. If you are unsure if you’re up-to-date, your normal GP can check your vaccination record. If you aren’t enrolled with a doctor currently, in eastern and south Auckland, clinics like Botany Junction medical and Ormiston Medical can help you out with a vaccination.
The most important thing is that if you or your family members have symptoms of measles that you reach out for help.