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    Default 124 confirmed cases of measles in NSW

    And has spread as far as wollongong.

    http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/data/diseases/measles.asp

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    I found the breakdown of the ages of infected people interesting. Does the vaccination wane at 15-18 yrs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    I found the breakdown of the ages of infected people interesting. Does the vaccination wane at 15-18 yrs?
    They are saying that most of those infected are unvaccinated. The reason for the high 0-4 is that lost of those infected are babies under 12 months who are too young to be vaxxed.

    However, there is a thing that if you are born after 1966 and before the MMR came in which was in the 80s sometime, that you may need a second booster. They don't specify why, but it may be that a different vaccine was used in the beginning that isn't as effective perhaps.

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    That doesn't explain the spike in cases aged 15-18 yrs?

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    It found it's way into a high school in Western Sydney. Kids always get more of whatever is going around because they are in close quarters with each other all day. And Measles is a disease were you only have to be in the same room as someone to have a 90% chance of getting it.



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    That doesn't explain the spike in cases aged 15-18 yrs?

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    There's a shortage of priorix (MMR) vaccine too. I had a booster the other day and had to go to two chemists and there was one dose left between the two!

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    Isn't there an MMR vaccine given at 15-18 in Schools any more? I know I scored it on my 15th Birthday.


 

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