Measles Information from the Southern District Health Board

By OBHS | Posted: Wednesday September 4, 2019

The school has received a letter from Dr Susan Jack, the Medical Officer of Health regarding the measles outbreak in the Southern District.

Since August 22, five cases of measles have been confirmed in this region and the disease is now likely to be spreading in the wider community.


  • Encourage unimmunised children/students to get immunised as soon as possible, as per the Immunisation Schedule (MMR at 15 months and 4 years old).
  • Keep any children/students or staff who are unwell away from school.
  • If you are planning on visiting Queenstown and/or going skiing in the near future, please make sure you are protected. Children/parents who are unvaccinated should not travel.

Public Health South will be in touch with the school if there are any confirmed cases of measles in our school community.

For more information relating to measles, please refer to the Ministry of Health's website.