25th September 07:16 AM
Health Ministry remind parents Meningococcal disease is deadly and all children should be immunized
By Iva Danford
Wednesday 13/06/2018
Student of Navesau Adventist High School in Ra receives the Meningococcal disease vaccine.

The Ministry of Health has reminded parents who are yet to give consent for their children to be immunized under the National Meningococcal Immunization Program that Meningococcal disease is a deadly disease and it is in the best interest of the children that they should be immunized.

The Ministry has noted that the immunization team has achieved 100 percent visitations to all schools in Ra‑Subdivision and 89 percent visitations to schools in the Central Division.

The Immunisation Program is in its 5th week in the Central Division and the Ra Sub‑Division and will be rolled out in the Eastern, Northern and Western Divisions in the coming months.

The shipment of the next round of 200,000 doses will ensure that the 320,000 children between the ages of 1‑19 years in Fiji will be immunized as the vast majority of cases in 2018 have been under the age of 19.

The Ministry states that from 14th May to June 11th over 80,000 children aged 1‑19 years were vaccinated across the Central Division and the Ra Sub‑Division

The program began in the Central Division and Ra Subdivision on 14th May and will continue until Friday 29th June 2018.

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