What do I do if my child has measles?

Student Discrimination When It Comes To Immunisation

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

AT A GLANCE Unvaccinated students discriminated against following a confirmed case of measles in a vaccinated primary school student. New Zealand schools keep a register of which students have been vaccinated, and rely on these records when handling possible outbreaks. The Immunisation Awareness Society calls for better protocols and deeper understanding of measles, risk and […]

Children vaccinated with MMR can spread the disease

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

“The MMR vaccine viruses are not infectious” is an incorrect statement.  According to the Medical Director of Merck who manufactures the MMR vaccine:  “The attenuated viruses in MMR can occasionally and to a limited extent be shed from a vaccinated individual into the environment. You would expect this of any virus or bacterium that infected […]

What Is Measles

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

What is measles. Should you be worried about an outbreak? The answers may surprise you.

Measles – The Real Facts

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

The Health Department intends to vaccinate 540,000 children from the ages of two to 10, which they say will prevent an epidemic of 50,000 cases, 900 hospitalisations with complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis; and 10 deaths.