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The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders
[Title] Don't risk it.
[Animated map showing spread of this outbreak in Auckland.]
Voiceover: In 2014, there was a large outbreak of measles after the virus was brought into New Zealand from overseas.
[Graphic] Measles outbreak 2013/14.
280 confirmed cases in NZ
[Graphic] Whooping cough outbreak, 2010/13.
Over 10,000 cases in NZ, over 600 hospitalised
Voiceover: Once a whooping cough outbreak occurs, the infection spreads quickly through communities.
[Graphic] Vaccine preventable diseases still occur.
Voiceover: Outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases still occur in New Zealand. They can spread quickly. Some are just a plane ride away.
[Title] Immunisation. Our best protection.
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[Voiceover] Protect your whānau. Immunise on time.
Immunisation helps protect against the spread of serious diseases. Learn more about the importance of getting immunised and how vaccine-preventable diseases can affect New Zealand families.
It’s important to eat a variety of foods everyday including plenty of vegetables and fruit, grain foods, milk products and foods that provide protein (like fish). Eating a variety of healthy foods helps you to feel good and keeps your body working as it should.
Are you protected from measles?
Measles is highly contagious – and easily preventable. 2 doses of the MMR vaccine is all you need to protect yourself, your family and community. It’s free for anyone born from 1 January 1969.
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