Auckland is experiencing an unprecedented mumps outbreak. There have been over 370 cases with more than 60 schools affected this year. To date, CPDS is lucky enough not to have been affected, however, other schools have had to exclude students and staff with mumps and any close contacts who haven’t been fully immunised with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.
This has disrupted these schools, their students’ learning and parents who have had to take time off work. Mumps can have serious complications requiring hospitalisation. We have been asked by the Public Health Service to suggest to parents that they check their children have had two doses of the MMR vaccine as this will also protect students from the contagious measles and rubella viruses as well. Please visit the Health webpage and or ring 0800 466 863 , if you have any questions.