New High School Catch up Program for Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Date Published:
26 Jun 2014
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NSW Health today launched a MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) High School-based Catch-up Program to tackle the problem of a growing number of students being diagnosed with measles since 2010.
Up to 40 per cent of NSW high school students may be missing doses of MMR.
Director of Communicable Diseases Dr Vicky Sheppeard said recent outbreaks and MMR immunisation coverage rates have identified an urgent need for such a program.