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MMR Catch-up

Many young people missed out on immunisations to protect them from measles, mumps and rubella immunisation as children. During 2020-21 there is a national catch-up campaign to ensure our community is protected against these diseases. 

The best protection is two doses of the MMR vaccine which protects against measles, mumps and rubella. If you’re not sure whether you have had two doses of MMR, the Ministry of Health recommends you get vaccinated. MMR immunisation is FREE for anyone born after 1969. 

You can get the vaccine at:

  • your doctor’s clinic
  • participating pharmacies listed below (if you're 16 or older)
  • Measles is a very infectious virus. Before immunisation was introduced, nearly all children caught measles. Measles causes a rash, high fever, runny nose, cough and sore watery eyes. Severe cases can result in pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling in the brain), diarrhoea and rarely, death.
  • Mumps is caused by a virus and is spread through the air. Mumps causes fever, headache and swelling of the glands around the face. In males mumps can cause swelling of the testicles and in rare cases, infertility. Mumps can also cause meningitis and encephalitis (swelling in the brain).
  • Rubella is usually a mild, viral illness. It causes a rash, fever and swollen glands in children. It is extremely dangerous for pregnant women because it can cause deafness, blindness and brain damage in an unborn baby.

The best protection is two doses of the MMR vaccine which protects against measles, mumps and rubella. It works by causing the body to make antibodies that fight these diseases. If an immunised person comes into contact with any of these diseases, the antibodies in their blood will fight these viruses and help protect against being infected.

Two doses of MMR will protect 99% of people against measles and rubella, and around 85% of people from mumps. A small number of people who are immunised may still become ill. If that happens, they usually get a milder illness than people who have not been immunised.

Check with your local doctor and/or your Plunket book (if you still have it!)

Most young people will have been given at least one dose of MMR in early childhood. However, changes to the Immunisation Schedule in 2001 and less effective reminder systems before 2005 mean that many teenagers and young adults have not had the two doses to be fully protected. If you have come from overseas, including the Pacific Islands, you may have had different vaccines that may not protect you against measles, mumps and rubella.

If you’re not sure whether you have had two doses of MMR, the Ministry of Health recommends you get vaccinated. There are no additional safety concerns with having extra doses.


MMR immunisation is FREE for anyone born after 1969.

You can get the vaccine:

  • at your doctor’s clinic
  • at you local community pharmacies listed below (if you’re 16 or older)

Community pharmacies

Find your suburb in the A-Z list below to see your nearest participating pharmacy in the Auckland region. Vaccination at pharmacy is only available for those 16 years or older.

Suburb Pharmacy Name Address Phone number
Albany Chemist Warehouse Albany Shop 10A, Albany Mega Centre, 140 Don McKinnon Drive 09 941 4906
Life Pharmacy Albany Shop 211, Westfield Albany, 219 Don McKinnon Drive 09 414 7188
Unichem Albany Metro Pharmacy 139-163 Don McKinnon Drive 09 415 1673
Unichem Apollo Drive Pharmacy 119 Apollo Drive 09 476 9016
Auckland Central Chemist Plus Ground Floor, 435 Khyber Pass Road 09 520 0777
Chemist Warehouse Auckland – Lower Queen St Unit 1A, 155 Queen Street 09 9414911
Countdown Pharmacy Auckland City 76 Quay Street 09 255 5374
Life Pharmacy Commercial Bay Shop 12, Level 1, Commercial Bay, 7 Queen Street 09 302 5010
Pharmacy at Quay Park (2018) Limited Ground Floor, Quay Park Building, 68 Beach Road 09 919 2320
Unichem 104 Queen Street Pharmacy 104 Queen Street 09 303 4253
Unichem Campus Pharmacy Level 1, Student Commons, University of Auckland,  9 Symonds Street 09 377 1991
Unichem Queen St Pharmacy 280 Queen Street 09 375 1537
Unichem Wyndham Street Pharmacy 33 Wyndham Street 09 302 2564
Unichem Wynyard Pharmacy Ground Floor, 58 Gaunt Street 09 302 0367
Beachlands Pohutukawa Coast Pharmacy  Pohutukawa Coast Pharmacy, 129a Beachlands Road 09-536 6747
Birkenhead Life Pharmacy Birkenhead 32 Mokoia Road 09 480 7001
Unichem Birkenhead Pharmacy Shop 28, Birkenhead Shopping Centre, 37 Mokoia Road 09 480 7418
Blockhouse Bay Blockhouse Bay Pharmacy 526 Blockhouse Bay Road 09 627 9913
Botany Countdown Pharmacy Botany Cnr Ti Rakau Dr & Te Irirangi Dr 09-255 9787
Browns Bay Bays Health Pharmacy 13-15 Bute Road 09 972 2091
Countdown Pharmacy Browns Bay Cnr Anzac Road and Clive Road 09 255 9995
Unichem Browns Bay Pharmacy 66 Clyde Road 09 478 7069
Clevedon Clevedon Village Pharmacy 9 Papakura-Clevedon Road  09-292 8600
Devonport Devonport Pharmacy 33 Victoria Road 09 445 0061
East Tamaki Life Pharmacy Botany Downs Botany Town Centre, 588 Chapel Rd 09 272 7700
Unichem Ti Rakau Drive Pharmacy 316 Ti Rakau Drive 09-273 8981
Ellerslie Unichem Ellerslie Pharmacy 125 Main Highway 09 579 5520
Flat Bush Chemist Warehouse Flat Bush Botany Junction Shopping Centre, 277 Te Irirangi Dr 09-941 4916
Suburb Pharmacy Name Address Phone
Glen Innes Chemist Warehouse Glen Innes 133 Apirana Avenue 09 941 4909
Glenfield Life Pharmacy Glenfield Glenfield Mall, 75 Bentley Avenue 09 444 6403
Unichem Northern Clinic Pharmacy (WDHB) Ground Floor, 212 Wairau Road 09 442 5727
Grafton Auckland City Hospital Pharmacy Level 5, 2 Park Road 09 307 8997
Greenhithe Unichem Greenhithe Shop 2, 6-8 Greenhithe Road 09 413 9324
Greenlane Countdown Pharmacy Greenlane 326 Great South Road 09 523 0015
Grey Lynn Countdown Pharmacy Ponsonby 4 Williamson Avenue 09 255 9789
Home Pharmacy Unit 6, 280 Richmond Road 09 281 2812
Unichem Grey Lynn Pharmacy 580 Great North Road 09 360 1159
Unichem Surrey Pharmacy Unit 2, Ground Floor, 26 Surrey Crescent 09 376 5928
Half Moon Bay Unichem Marina Pharmacy 1 Ara Tai Rd 09-534 5638
Helensville Unichem Helensville 50 Commercial Road 09 420 8861
Henderson Chemist Warehouse Henderson Tenancy D, The Boundary, 5 Vitasovich Ave 09 941 4907
Countdown Pharmacy Lincoln Road 235A - 239 Lincoln Road 09 835 3432
Henderson Discount Pharmacy 383 Great North Road 09 838 8500
Lincoln Mall Pharmacy Limited Shop E4-E5, 254 Lincoln Road, Pacific Plaza 09 838 8576
Medi Centre Pharmacy 131 Lincoln Road 09 838 8404
Unichem Waiora Pharmacy 4-8 Pioneer Street 09 951 5333
West City Pharmacy Shop 222, Level 2, Westcity Mall, 7 Catherine Street 09 837 1132
Highland Park Unichem Highland Park Pharmacy 14 Highland Park Dr 09-535 8298
Hobsonville Hobsonville Point Pharmacy 3B/160 Hobsonville Point Road 09 222 0319
Unichem Hobsonville Pharmacy Shop 7, 124 Hobsonville Road 09 416 8277
Howick Life Pharmacy Howick Village 75 Picton Street 09-534 6811
Unichem John Savoury Pharmacy 78 Vincent Street 09-534 8262
Unichem Main Street Pharmacy 45/47 Picton St 09-535 6739
Karaka Unichem Karaka Pharmacy 71 Hingaia Rd 09-869 3346
Kelston Unichem Kelston Medical Pharmacy 8A Archibald Road 09 818 5345
Kumeu Allen's Village Pharmacy Kumeu Village Shopping Mall, 88 Main Road,  State Highway 16 09 412 8389
Suburb Pharmacy Name Address Phone
Mangere Airport Oaks Pharmacy  149c Kirkbride Road 09-275 0155
Chemist Warehouse Auckland Airport Shopping Centre Corner George Bolt Memorial Drive &, John Goulter Drive 09-941 4901
Unichem Mangere Pharmacy 12A Waddon Pl 09 265 4929
Manukau Bargain Chemist Manukau Manukau Supa Centa, Cnr Lambie & Cavendish Drives 09-930 7461
Chemist Warehouse Westfield Manukau Shop S196/5 Putney Way 09-941 4904
Jaks Pharmacy Ltd 35 Cavendish Drive 09-262 1815
Life Pharmacy Manukau Shop 38, Westfield Manukau Shopping Centre 09-262 1884
Unichem Manukau Pharmacy 652 Great South Road 09-262 0909
Manurewa Capsule Pharmacy 231 Great South Rd 09-294 8892
Southmall Pharmacy 185 Great South Rd 09-267 6477
Unichem Hillpark Pharmacy  77 Grande Vue Rd 09-267 6366
Unichem Leabank Pharmacy 104 Weymouth Rd 09-266 9455
Massey Massey Pharmacy 396 Don Buck Road 09 833 7239
Royal Heights Pharmacy Shop 7, 138 Royal Road 09 833 9263
Meadowlands Unichem Meadowlands Pharmacy 112 Whitford Rd 09-535 8080
Milford Unichem Milford Pharmacy 174A Kitchener Road 09 489 4107
Mission Bay Life Pharmacy Eastridge Shop 24, 215 Kepa Road 09 528 6062
Unichem Mission Bay Pharmacy 3 Patteson Avenue 09 521 0880
Mt Albert Chemist Warehouse St Lukes Unit A9, St Lukes Mega Centre, 1 Wagener Place 09 941 4901
Life Pharmacy St Lukes  Shop 523, Westfield St Lukes Shopping Centre, 80 St Lukes Road 09 846 3213
Mt Eden Balmoral Pharmacy 611 Dominion Road 09 630 0366
Countdown Pharmacy Mt Eden 118-120 Valley Road 09 255 9785
Pharmacy 455 455 Mt Eden Road 09 6301341
Mt Roskill Bradburns Value Pharmacy 1248 Dominion Road 09 620 8671
Countdown Pharmacy Lynfield 570 Hillsborough Road 09 626 0632
Countdown Pharmacy Mt Roskill 112 Stoddard Road 09 629 6374
Roskill Healthcare Pharmacy 1011 Dominion Road 09 620 9487
Unichem Richardson Road Pharmacy 445 Richardson Road 09 627 5912
Unichem Stoddard Road Pharmacy Mt Roskill Retail Centre, 301A/22 Stoddard Road 09 620 0360
Mt Wellington Countdown Pharmacy Penrose 60 Leon Leicester Avenue 09 255 5962
Life Pharmacy Sylvia Park Shop 24, Sylvia Park Retail Centre, 286 Mt Wellington Highway 09 573 1232
Unichem Lunn Ave Pharmacy Unit 2, 110 Lunn Avenue 09 570 5820
New Lynn Lynnmall Pharmacy Shop E204, LynnMall Shopping Centre, 3058 Great North Road 09 827 1600
New Lynn West Pharmacy 84A Titirangi Road 09 827 2185
Unichem Lynnmall Shop 5, Lynmall Shopping Centre, 3058 Great North Road 09 827 2545
Unichem New Lynn Pharmacy 19 Delta Avenue 09 827 0850
Newmarket Chemist Warehouse Westfield Newmarket  Shop S217, Westfield Newmarket,  309 Broadway 09 941 4910
Life Pharmacy Newmarket Shop S334,  Westfield Newmarket, 277 Broadway 09 524 0061
Northcross Northcross Pharmacy Limited 855 East Coast Road 09 478 5234
Northpark Chemist Warehouse Botany Unit 3/500 Ti Rakau Drive 09-941 4903
Onehunga Unichem Onehunga Centre Pharmacy 73 Church Street 09 634 6744
Unichem Onehunga Main St Pharmacy 227 Onehunga Mall 09 636 6288
Orewa Hickey's Pharmacy Limited 16 Moana Avenue 09 426 5659
Life Pharmacy Orewa 8D Tamariki Avenue 09 426 4087
Otahuhu Haumanu Pharmacy Middlemore Ground Floor, Scott Building - Middlemore Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd 09-276 0044
Otara East Tamaki Pharmacy 227 East Tamaki Road 09-274 9334
Unichem Bairds Pharmacy 3 Watford St 09-265 4920
Pakuranga Unichem Pakuranga  11-13 Cortina Place 09-577 1237
Unichem Pakuranga  Pakuranga Plaza, Cnr Ti Rakau Dr & Pakuranga Rd 09-576 8074
Papakura Guys Life Pharmacy Papakura Roselands Shopping Centre, 96 Great South Road 09-298 5615
Unichem Papakura Pharmacy 287 Great South Road 09-298 5303
Papatoetoe Hunter's Corner Medical Centre Pharmacy 28 Hoteo Avenue 09 278 7559
Prohealth Pharmacy 230 Great South Rd 09-218 6835
Unichem Hunters Plaza Pharmacy Hunters Plaza, 217 Great South Rd 09-277 6675
Unichem Papatoetoe Pharmacy 63 St George St 09-278 7613
Pukekohe Liddells Pharmacy 48 King street 09-238 7166
Seddon Pharmacy 1/13A Hall Street 09-239 1415
Unichem Pukekohe Pharmacy 16 West St  
Pukekohe South Countdown Pharmacy Pukekohe South 182-192 Manukau Road 09-237 3081
Remuera Life Pharmacy Remuera 320 Remuera Road 09 524 5433
Rosedale Healthcare Pharmacy Rosedale 17/94 Rosedale Road 09 948 4850
Unichem Rosedale Pharmacy Unit B2 & B3, 372 Rosedale Road 09 415 3065
Royal Oak Royal Oak Pharmacy 703A Manukau Road 09 625 7422
Unichem Royal Oak Pharmacy Shop 13, Royal Oak Mall, 691 Manukau Road 09 624 3024
Unichem Walls & Roche Pharmacy 792 Manukau Road 09 625 7488
Suburb Pharmacy Name Address Phone
St Heliers St Heliers Pharmacy 12 Polygon Road 09 950 3380
Life Pharmacy St Heliers 23 St Heliers Bay Road 09 575 6699
St Johns Life Pharmacy Meadowbank Shop 2, 35 St Johns Road 09 528 4608
Stanmore Bay Whangaparaoa Family Pharmacy Ltd 5/651 Whangaparaoa Road 09 929 7825
Sunnynook Unichem Sunnynook Pharmacy Shop 4-5, 120 Sunnynook Road 09 410 4248
Takanini Takanini Pharmacy 108 Great South Road 09-298 6393
Unichem Gateway Pharmacy Unit 26, 108 Great South Road 09-296 1655
Unichem Manurewa Pharmacy 198-200 Great South Rd 09-266 8800
Unichem Takanini Pharmacy 3/226 Great South Road 09-951 5334
Unichem Takanini Village Pharmacy 30 Walters Road 09-222 0303
Takapuna Countdown Pharmacy Takapuna 10 Barry's Point Rd 09 255 5645
Life Pharmacy Takapuna 52-56 Anzac Street 09 486 2655
North Star Pharmacy 2/62 Hurstmere Road 09 489 9839
Shore Care Pharmacy Shop 8B, The Boulevard,  Smales Farm,  74 Taharoto Road 09 488 0880
Takapuna Pharmacy 463 Lake Road 09 489 9271
Unichem Fred Thomas Pharmacy 2 Fred Thomas Drive 09 489 3832
Te Atatu Peninsula Unichem Peninsula Pharmacy 550 Te Atatu Road 09 834 6303
Three Kings 3 Kings Plaza Pharmacy 536 Mount Albert Road 09 625 3838
Titirangi Golf Road Pharmacy 174 Golf  Road 09 817 7053
Titirangi Pharmacy 408 Titirangi Road 09 817 7658
Tuakau Unichem Tuakau Pharmacy  51-53 George St 09-236 8014
Wairau Valley Unichem Northern Clinic Pharmacy Ground Floor Northern Clinic, 212 Wairau Road 09 442 5727
Waiuku Unichem Waiuku Pharmacy 40 Queen St 09-235 9307
Waiuku Medical Pharmacy 30 Constable Road 09-235 0922
Warkworth Life Pharmacy Franklin's 48 Queen Street 09 425 8014
West Harbour West Harbour Pharmacy Shop 6, 45 Luckens Road 09 416 1703
Westgate Chemist Warehouse Westgate Shop H3, Westgate Shoping Centre, 32 Maki Street 09 941 4905
Life Pharmacy Northwest Shop 7, Northwest Shopping Centre, 7 Fred Taylor Drive 09 222 2608
Westgate Pharmacy Westgate Shopping Centre, 13F Maki Street 09 831 0256
Westmere Westmere Pharmacy 170 Garnet Road 09 378 6027
Whangaparaoa - Manly Life Pharmacy Whangaparaoa Shop 10, Level 4, 719 Whangaparaoa Road 09 424 7890
Unichem Manly Pharmacy 53B Rawhiti Road 09 424 7708

Last updated 4.2.2021

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