Get immunised against the flu
The flu can make you very sick. Even if your child is fit and healthy, they can easily catch the flu. Health experts are urging New Zealanders to get immunised against the flu as soon as possible to get protected. Recent cases show the flu is not just a winter illness. Immunisation is especially important, and free, for children with certain long-term health conditions. See more information about flu and flu immunisation.
Measles is very easy to catch - and easily preventable
Check with your doctor whether you and your family have been fully immunised against measles. Measles affects both children and adults. Two doses of the measles vaccine is all you need to protect yourself, your family and your community. See more information about measles and measles immunisation.