The Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation supports healthy lifestyles and quality health care services in our local communities. We provide funding to 31 general practices in the Bay of Plenty.
Measles Vaccine Update
There have been no confirmed cases of measles in the Bay of Plenty since 1 January 2020, however gaps still remain in our communities’ protection against measles. MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) immunisation is available from your family doctor or practice nurse if you or your child need to be immunised – it’s never too late to catch up.
Alternatively, there are a number of pharmacies throughout the Bay of Plenty offering free MMR immunisation for people aged 16 to 49. For a detailed list visit the Toi Te Ora Public Health website.
To help keep you up-to-date while the situation with measles continues to evolve, the Ministry of Health has set up a webpage as a ‘one-stop shop’ with advice, including about travelling to areas with measles outbreaks and immunising children aged under 12 months.
IT IS IMPORTANT IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE MEASLES SYMPTOMS THAT YOU CALL YOUR GP RATHER THAN ATTEND IN PERSON.
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Western Bay of Plenty PHO is committed to achieving equity of health outcomes for Māori.