September 8, 2019

MEASLES Outbreak information – 9 Sept 2019

If you think you may have measles or have been in contact with a confirmed case of measles please call the surgery first before making any appointment.  Measles is highly infectious and we ask you not to come into the surgery without prior arrangements with the nurse.  Thank you.  
September 3, 2019

Measles symptoms

Please click on this Ministry of Health link to read more information about the symptoms of Measles. Measles | Ministry of Health NZ   ­ The illness starts 7–18 days after you’ve been exposed. First symptoms A fever, A cough, A runny nose, Sore and watery ‘pink’ eyes, Sometimes small white spots on the back inner cheek of your mouth. Day 3–7 of illness A blotchy rash which tends to start on your face, behind the ears, before moving over your head and down your body. The rash lasts for up to a week.
September 3, 2019

Current Measles Vaccination Community Clinics

In the list below are the current measles vaccination community clinics in Counties Manukau. This list will be updated when new clinics have been confirmed. Manukau SuperClinic, Manukau, Monday-Sunday, 9am-4pm Clendon Public Nursing Office, Clendon Shopping Centre, Manurewa, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm For this weekend only (7-8 September) the following drop-in clinics will be at: Te Puke o Tara Community Centre, 20 Newbury Street, Otara from 9am-4pm. Mangere Community Health Centre, Level 1, 10 Waddon Place, Mangere, 9am-4pm  
September 3, 2019

Measles – what we need to know

2019 measles outbreak information | Ministry of Health NZ ­ Measles is circulating in New Zealand, particularly in the Auckland region. If you’re feeling sick, you should stay away from work, school or public places, to help prevent putting other people at risk. If you or a family member suspect you have measles you should stay at home and call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or your doctor to alert them of your symptoms. If you have measles it is important to avoid spreading it to others in the waiting room. When you immunise your child, you’re also protecting the people around them, including those who can’t be immunised themselves. Auckland infants can get their first dose of MMR from 12 months of age. For those outside the Auckland region, infants can continue to receive their first dose at 15 months and 4 years. ­ Almost everyone aged 50 or older had measles as a child and is therefore immune. 90 percent of people in their 30s and 40s are immune. Teenagers and young adults are least likely to have been immunised as young children. If you’re not sure of your vaccination history, you can check your Well Child/Tamariki Ora (or Plunket) book, or ask your general practice. More information available on the Ministry of Health Website  
October 30, 2018

Patient Portals

If you register for a patient portal and you can book appointments, order repeat prescriptions or check your laboratory results on line. It’s easy. All you have to do is visit www.connectmed.co.nz  to register for a patient portal. If you need help, let us know and we can set up the registration for you.