The measles virus is highly contagious and is easily transmitted to unprotected and vulnerable people in the community. Measles-containing vaccine is recommended at 12 months and again at 18 months of age and is free of charge. People born during or after 1966 who have not received two doses of measles-containing vaccine should visit their local doctor to receive the free vaccine as soon as possible.
The measles vaccine is very safe and effective. Free measles vaccine is provided through a variety of services, including: General Practices, some Community Health Services, Local Councils and Aboriginal Medical Services. Further information on measles is available by phoning your local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055, and on NSW Health website information and resources.
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