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Over 20,000 measles vaccines now available nationwide

Some of the tens of thousands of MMR vaccines which arrived in the last few days are now available.

Twenty-six thousand doses started being sent nationwide yesterday - half of the fresh vaccines which arrived in the country.

Health officials are hoping to soon secure an extra 100,000 doses.

Auckland has been bearing the brunt of the measles outbreak, with 1120 confirmed cases in the region this year as of yesterday.

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Some doctors say they’ve had to turn patients away after a run on the vaccine. Source: 1 NEWS