Victorian health authorities are urging the public to watch out for measles symptoms after two separate cases were confirmed near Melbourne.
Unvaccinated people are at the highest risk of contracting the disease, and those who have only received one vaccination against measles are not fully protected.
Due to the increase in measles cases globally, it is recommended that you vaccinate if you are unsure of your vaccination status or are aged over 18 months and have only had one vaccination.
A free MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine is now available from GP’s and some pharmacies for all eligible people born during or since 1966.
If you have any questions regarding measles or the vaccine please make an appointment to discuss it with your doctor.
If you think you or your child may be affected by measles please ensure you let reception know before you arrive.
Commons Symptoms Include –
- General discomfort, illness or lack of wellbeing
- Runny nose
- Dry cough
- Sore and red eyes
- Red and bluish spots inside the mouth
- Red and blotchy skin rash that appears first on the face and hairline before spreading to the body.