Another confirmed case of measles in Taupō has Toi Te Ora Public Health urging people in the area to be vigilant for signs and symptoms of the virus. Toi Te Ora is advising that those younger than 50 years old and unvaccinated are at risk of developing the disease if they were at a series of locations during certain times.
The locations and times are:
AC Baths – Monday, September 23 10am-12.30pm and 4pm-6.30pm and Wednesday, September 25 9am-10.30am
Taupō Children’s Corner (Duncan Street) – Tuesday, September 24 8-9.30am and Friday, September 27 2-4pm
Taupō Hospital Outpatients Waiting Room – Tuesday September 24, 12.30pm-2.30pm
Taupō Academy of Dance – Wednesday, September 25, 1.30pm-4.30pm
Mountview Primary School – Thursday, September 26, 3-5pm and Friday, September 27 8-10am
The MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine is given as part of the free routine childhood immunisations and is considered very effective in preventing measles. About 95 per cent of people will be protected from measles after one dose and about 99 per cent who have had two will be protected from measles.
People born before January 1 1969 are also considered to be immune.