MEASLES SCARE: Students at GC school told to stay home unless vaccinated

A private school on the Gold Coast is urging students to stay at home unless they’re vaccinated against measles.

Kings Christian College at Reedy Creek issued the warning after a student was diagnosed with the contagious disease after returning from an overseas holiday.

It’s understood the student also visited the Robina Hospital Emergency Department on Sunday while infectious.


Gold Coast Public Health Unit Staff Specialist Dr Andre Wattiaux said there were only a handful of people in the waiting room at the time, with each person offered an emergency vaccination.

Locals are being encouraged to remain alert for the symptoms of measles.

The initial symptoms can include fever, lethargy, runny nose, moist cough and sore red eyes. This is followed a few days later by a blotchy, red rash which often starts on the face and then becomes widespread over the body.