As the shortage of measles vaccines prompts doctors to prioritise some patients over others, some medical practices have reported people getting angry and upset when told they can't get the vaccine. Sandra Conchie talks to local practices, plus a mum who has given up trying to get her child vaccinated.

People desperate for the measles vaccine are getting angry and upset at medical centre staff, while others are crying on the phone as the shortage of the vaccine becomes more severe.

A Bay of Plenty health official is calling for "calm and patience" after tensions flared at some general practices.

Advertisement
Advertisement