Tasmanians who are unsure if they're immunised against measles are being encouraged to visit their GP or pharmacist to receive a vaccination against the highly infectious disease.
From next week, GPs will be offering free "catch-up" measles vaccinations for eligible Tasmanians - the program will then be rolled out in pharmacies in the coming weeks.
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People born during or after 1966 who haven't received two measles vaccinations or themselves had measles in the past are eligible for the free vaccination, as well as infants aged 6-12 months who will be travelling to countries where measles is prevalent.
Health Minister Sarah Courtney said up to 15 per cent of people born between 1966 and 1994 may not be immune to measles.
"Anyone who is unsure of their vaccination status is encouraged to receive a booster dose of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine," Ms Courtney said on Monday.
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