Measles Update

The Canterbury Primary Response Group and Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has advised medical practices to vaccinate patients in the following priority groups:

Priority 1. Children aged 12 months to 13 years who have NEVER been vaccinated
Priority 2. Children and adults aged 14 years to 28 years who have NEVER been vaccinated
Priority 3. Ring-fencing children who cannot be vaccinated, such as the very young or for whom vaccination is contra-indicated
Priority 4. Continue with the routine immunisation programme
Priority 5. Occupational groups aged under 50 who have close contact with children such as EEC, primary and secondary school school teachers, residential care managers, healthcare workers etc who have NEVER been vaccinated