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Vaccination clinic set up for UQ after measles outbreak

A VACCINATION clinic is being set up at the University of Queensland's in St Lucia after five cases of measles were confirmed at the Brisbane campus.

Senior Medical Officer with Queensland Health's Communicable Diseases Unit, Dr Heidi Carroll said the Metro North Public Health Unit had set up a vaccination clinic at UQ's St Lucia Campus.

"We are encouraging students who live in UQ colleges who are unsure whether they have been vaccinated against measles to attend the clinic," Dr Carroll said.

"People who were born on or after 1 January 1966 and have received one documented dose of a measles containing vaccine are recommended to receive another measles vaccination."

The latest person confirmed with the disease travelled to the following places while infectious:

• Indooroopilly Shopping Centre (Sunglasses Hut) multiple occasions (Wed 12 - Sun 16/08/2015 afternoons)

• Nandos, Forest Lake (Thu 13/8 afternoon)

• Myers Carindale Shopping Centre (Sat 15/8 late afternoon)

• Coffee Club Forest Lake (Sun 16/8 morning)

On Sunday 16/8 (afternoon):

1. Royal Exchange Hotel, Toowong

2. O'Malleys, Wintergarden City

3. Victory Hotel, City

4. McDonalds Central Station

5. Down Under Bar

6. Multiple train trips

"People who may have come into contact with the patient who are uncertain of their immunity to measles should speak to their GP immediately," Dr Carroll said.

"People can also call 13HEALTH for information and advice."

Measles is a very contagious virus that is spread from person-to-person by tiny droplets created during coughing and sneezing.
 


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