21 Dec 2017

Health bosses say Auckland mumps outbreak now an epidemic

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 21 December 2017

Health authorities say the mumps outbreak in Auckland is now an epidemic. They've written to the Ministry of Health urging it to launch a catch-up vaccination campaign, saying a national response is needed. More than a thousand people have contracted mumps this year, three-quarters of them from the so called "lost generation" of 10 to 29-year olds with low vaccination rates.