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Measles spreads very easily, can be very dangerous, and can lead to pneumonia, brain inflammation and other serious illness.
Please phone your doctor as soon as possible if you think you have measles. Read more about measles.
To be fully protected you should have two recorded doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine.
If you have no proof that you are already immune or documents showing you’ve already had the vaccine twice, please get the vaccine again as soon as possible - it is safest to do so.
If you are about to travel overseas, please get your measles vaccine as a matter of urgency. Babies travelling to measles-affected countries (e.g. New Zealand and the Pacific islands) should have an earlier-than-usual MMR vaccine well before departure (it can be given from 6 months of age; an additional dose will be required later, and your doctor will advise about this).
See your doctor (no prescription is required) or visit an Immunisation service provider e.g. South East Queensland (SEQ) - Local Government Community immunisation clinics at:
If you have any measles queries, please contact Metro South Public Health Unit on (07) 3156 4000 or if you are in another public health unit area, refer to Public health units.