Measles exposure events

Measles is a very infectious disease that spreads easily to those who are not immune to measles. If you are not immune to measles you could develop symptoms from 7–18 days after your last contact with the person with measles. If you aren’t sure if you are immune to measles, please contact your doctor/GP or phone Healthline.

Last updated: 5 May 2023

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Exposure events in New Zealand

Exposure events in Auckland where members of the public were at risk of catching measles are listed below.

Exposure events in Auckland




What to do if you were at this location

Thursday 20 April  14:45 – 16:30

Chemist Warehouse Albany

140 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland

Lower risk exposure event

Check your measles immunity. You are considered immune to measles if:

  • you were born before 1 January 1969; or  
  • you have had measles before; or
  • you have had two doses of a measles vaccine.

If you are not immune to measles, or you are not sure if you are immune, please:

  • watch out for measles symptoms until 11 May and call your GP/doctor or Healthline on 0800 611 116 if these occur
  • get vaccinated against measles.
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