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Campbell Live

Low immunisation rate triggers measles outbreak

Wednesday 19 Aug 2009 12:00a.m.

Low immunisation rate triggers measles outbreak
Notified measles cases so far this year are already seven times higher than the total number of measles cases last year.

The reason? The third-lowest immunisation rate in the OECD, despite the fact immunisation is free and widely and readily available. Our immunisation rate is about 83 percent - to be effective it needs to be 95 percent.

And now the Ministry of Health has had a gutsful. They are warning that children who have not been immunised risk being sent home from school.

Campbell Live speaks with Dr Pat Tuohy, Ministry of Health adviser.
 

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