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Fiji's measles vaccination in 2018 covered 94% based on World Health Organisation and UNICEF estimates

Fiji's measles vaccination in 2018 covered 94% based on World Health Organisation and UNICEF estimates

By Semi Turaga
Thursday 21/11/2019

Fiji had a measles vaccination coverage of 94% in 2018 based on the World Health Organisation and UNICEF estimates.

This has been clarified by UNICEF which had said on Tuesday that Fiji has a measles coverage of 81% for the first dose in 2018 based on available data.

In Fiji, there are now 9 confirmed cases of measles from the Serua/Namosi subdivision.

The 2 new cases are of a 15-year-old from Wainadoi and a 2-year-old who had been staying in Waibogi, Serua.

The Health Ministry says the 2-year-old had returned home to Koronivia and is currently admitted under isolation at the CWM Hospital in Suva after returning from the Nakasi Health Centre on Tuesday.

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