There’s measles about in Northern NSW.
People in parts of Coolangatta, Cabarita, Pottsville, Murwillumbah and Tweed may have been exposed to measles between Saturday 30 March and Thursday 4 April.
To check if you might have been exposed, click here.
Yes, there is a vaccine. The measles-mumps-rubella vaccine is safe and effective protection against measles. You may also hear it called the MMR vaccine. It’s free for children and adults under 55. You need two doses of the vaccine for it to be most effective.
It’s never too late to vaccinate.
If you or your children are aged over 12 months and under 55 and have not had two doses of the MMR vaccine, visit your GP – the vaccine is free.