Measles Outbreak

March 14, 2019

There is a large and ongoing outbreak of measles in Christchurch. Auckland and Dunedin also have confiemed cases of measles.

While there are currently no reported cases in the greater Wellington region, people will move around New Zealand during the school holiday period of 13 - 28 April, which includes Easter (19 April –22 April) and ANZAC Day (25 April), and it is likely measles will spread.

Wellington College students and staff are asked by the Regional Public Health to ensure they are measles protected before any planned trips to areas that are experiencing a measles outbreak.

More information is available from:

Regional Public Health

The Ministry of Health

The Immunisation Advisory Centre.