Measles Update

Measles Update: Currently there are 115 known cases in Auckland; spread can occur very quickly, including by people with measles visiting doctors and Emergency departments.

95% of fully vaccinated people will be safe from catching the virus.

Measles is spread through the air, by sneezing or coughing. You only need to be in a room for a few minutes to spread or catch the measles virus through breathing. You can spread it to other people five days before your symptoms appear. If you have been exposed to someone with measles you will need to check your immunity; if not immune you may be placed in quarantine until we know whether or not you have caught the virus.

10–14 days after you have caught the virus, the illness starts with a fever, cough, runny nose, red, sore and watery eyes and sometimes small white spots inside your mouth. From the third day of the illness onwards you may get a red blotchy rash. This rash first appears on your face and then spreads to your head and body. It can last for up to a week. You remain infectious for five days after the rash appears.

IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE CAUGHT MEASLES PLEASE DO NOT VISIT YOUR DOCTOR OR URGENT CARE CLINIC – Phone first to find out the clinic’s isolation plan – or call Healthline 0800 611 116

For more information, see the ARPHS website here.

Updated 17/06/2019

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FREE ACC AT ALL TIMES FOR UNDER 14

Shorecare is pleased to announce that it is offering FREE Acc to 0-13 year olds at all times at both its Smales Farm and Northcross clinics.
Addtionally from 5pm-8am Monday – Friday, all weekend and Public Holidays, Shorecare will be offering FREE medical consultations for 0-13 year olds.

After Hours Funding

Shorecare is proud to announce that we are part of the After-Hours Health Care Network. This provides additional funding for medical consults outside of standard GP hours. Shorecare offers reduced charges – 5pm to 8am weekdays, all weekends and Public Holidays. Patients who qualify include those under 13 years, 65 and over and holders of a current community services or high user card (please present this card to Reception on arrival).

Acc surcharge for under 13 is also FREE at any time.