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Vaccination is the best protection against measles

18/11/2019

​Measles is circulating in South East Queensland.

Measles is highly infectious and can have serious complications such as pneumonia (lung infection) and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).

You need two doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine to be protected. Check your own and your child’s vaccination history with your GP today.

Early symptoms include fever, runny nose, tiredness and sore red eyes. This is followed by a blotchy red rash, which often starts on the face before becoming widespread.

If your school-age child is unwell, keep them at home, seek medical advice, and contact the school to let them know.

For more information, visit Queensland Health or call 13HEALTH.