Measles vaccination catch-up guide

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Australia has experienced an increase in reported measles cases in 2019, associated with a 300% increase in cases globally, confirming the need to ensure protection against the disease through vaccination.

Australia has experienced an increase in reported measles cases in 2019, associated with a 300% increase in cases globally, confirming the need to ensure protection against the disease through vaccination.

The Australian Immunisation Handbook recommends that two doses of a measles-containing vaccine are required for protection against measles.

The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) has developed a new guide to assist immunisation providers with decisions regarding measles vaccination catch-up for the Australian community.

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