The mother of a toddler diagnosed with measles has joined a call from health authorities to vaccinate.

Jasmin Igglesden has been nursing her 14-month-old son, Luke, back to health for the past week. He contracted measles while in a Tauranga doctor's waiting room for an unrelated ailment on April 15.

Luke is one of at least 20 measles cases confirmed in the Bay of Plenty since the beginning of April. Of these, five people have been hospitalised.

Igglesden and her three sons, aged 14 months, 3 and 6, are all vaccinated.


Little Luke, however, was just a month short of