Huge demand for MMR vaccine amidst Canterbury measles outbreak

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 6:33AM
There are 25 confirmed cases of the disease with huge pressure for the MMR vaccination. Photo / Getty Images

Huge demand for MMR vaccine amidst Canterbury measles outbreak

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 6:33AM

As of today many doctor clinics in Canterbury will have no measles vaccinations.

There are 25 confirmed cases of the disease with huge pressure for the MMR vaccination.

Canterbury Primary Response Group coordinator Dr Phil Schroeder told Kate Hawkesby Canterbury has high levels of vaccinated people.

"It's not the low rates of vaccination, it's the fact that measles is such a contagious virus - it's the most contagious virus known to human-kind."

Schroeder says hopefully there will be more vaccinations tomorrow.