1 Dec 2020

Immunisations expert warns of measles resurgence

From Morning Report, 6:46 am on 1 December 2020

An immunisation expert is warning measles is just one plane trip away from an ugly resurgence here if the country doesn't get more young people vaccinated.

The campaign to vaccinate the hundreds of thousands who make the country vulnerable to another measles outbreak has managed to immunise just 4000.

Health professionals says it is been tough going because resources have been so stretched by Covid-19.

The Immunisation Advisory Centre director Nikki Turner told health correspondent Rowan Quinn just because the pandemic is here, it doesn't mean measles has gone away.