Anyone born in or after 1966 and who has not previously received two measles containing vaccines is eligible for a government funded Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. The vaccine is available through your family doctor and some pharmacies (a consultation fee may apply).
Measles is a highly infectious disease that can cause brain damage and death. Measles is easily prevented by two doses of the MMR vaccine, yet many people born since 1966 are not adequately protected against measles. Ask your family doctor to check your vaccination record. If you’re not sure if you’ve received two doses of the vaccine, there’s no harm in getting a third dose.
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