Measles

  • Highly infectious viral disease, spread by respiratory droplets – infectious before symptoms appear and for several days afterwards.
  • Serious complications such as ear infection, pneumonia, or encephalitis can occur in up to 1/3 of cases.
  • At risk are persons born during or after 1966 who haven’t had 2 doses of MMR vaccine, babies under 12 months of age, before they have had a 1st dose and children over 4 years of age who have not had a 2nd dose.

Mumps

  • Viral disease, spread by respiratory droplets. Now relatively uncommon in Australia because of immunisation.
  • Anyone not immune through vaccination or previous infection is at risk.
  • Persons who have the infection after puberty can have serious complications, eg swelling of testes or ovaries; encephalitis or meningitis may occur rarely.

Rubella

  • Viral disease, spread by respiratory droplets and direct contact.
  • Infectious before symptoms appear and for several days afterwards.
  • Anyone not immune through vaccination or previous infection is at risk. In early pregnancy, can cause birth defects or miscarriage.

You MUST complete and provide evidence for ONE of the options below.

  • 2 doses of MMR vaccine at least one month apart
  • Positive IgG for measles, mumps and rubella. A result of negative/equivocal or borderline/low positive/low level can not be accepted. Rubella IgG must be a minimum of 10IU/mL
  • Birth date before 1966. Identification required is Drivers License or Passport.