Make Sure You Are Immunized Against Measles
Make Sure You Are Immunized Against
With the school holidays coming up, Coromandel MP
Scott Simpson is encouraging families to make sure they’re
immunised against measles.
Scott Simpson MP says “With
so many families travelling both to and from the Coromandel
in the holidays, we need to ensure that people don’t get
sick with the measles, or that they spread this contagious
“Since December there have been 200
cases of measles; most of those have been children and young
people in the Waikato,” he says.
Mr Simpson says
““Call your GP if you’re not sure your family is fully
immunised. Don’t compromise your health in the
Children are usually vaccinated at 15 months
and 4 years of age. Anyone not vaccinated who is exposed to
measles needs to stay home for at least two weeks to ensure
the virus doesn't spread.
Anyone who suspects they may
have measles should phone their GP or call Healthline on
0800 611 116 for advice. Call before seeing a doctor because
measles is highly infectious, and people with measles can
infect others in the waiting room.
Further information can
be found at www.health.govt.nz/measles or by calling
© Scoop Media
Issue 49: Werewolf Weekender
Philip Matthews: From The Lost Continent
It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, had a couple of North Island screenings last year during the International Film Festival’s “Autumn Events” season, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>
The Complicatist: Blue Eyed & Soulful
For a while in June, the top two singles on the US Billboard charts featured Iggy Azalea, an Australian model turned hip hop performer. To some, this may seem like just the latest chapter in a long saga of whites ripping off black culture, while enriching themselves in the process. Obviously, there’s some truth in the stereotype. Yet it can also obscure the positive collaborations – in jazz, soul music and hip hop – between musicians who treated each other as creative equals, race regardless. More>>
Satire: Carry On Captaining
Oh hello. Scanner Technician Davis. To what do I owe the pleasure?
You think we’re what?
Oh, pish. This vessel has been travelling along smoothly for generations – particularly smoothly in the last few years though I say so myself – and I happen to know we have never once been hit by an asteroid... More>>