As of today many doctor clinics in Canterbury will have no measles vaccinations.

There are 25 confirmed cases of the disease with huge pressure for the MMR vaccination.

Canterbury Primary Response Group coordinator Dr Phil Schroeder told Kate Hawkesby Canterbury has high levels of vaccinated people.

“It’s not the low rates of vaccination, it’s the fact that measles is such a contagious virus – it’s the most contagious virus known to human-kind.”

More than 100,000 measles vaccines will be handed out in Canterbury over the next few weeks.

A Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey told Mike Hosking they have unprecedented numbers of vaccines to give.

“We have got GPs talking ab out 5000 a day for a few weeks, that is an enormous number.”

Source: Newstalk ZB 


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