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Be proactive and immunise children says Health Minister

June 9, 2018 1:34 am

The Health Ministry is urging parents and guardians to be proactive and visit their nearby health centre to ensure their children are vaccinated.

Those children who have missed out on the National Meningococcal (Men C) Immunisation Program in the Central Division and the Ra Sub-Division can receive immunisation at health centres.

The Ministry says Meningococcal disease is deadly and it’s in the best interest of the children that they be immunised.

For children aged 1-5, and 18-19 can get them immunised by taking them to the nearest health centre or nursing station.

Whereas, for children aged 5 -17 years old, and are in school, immunisation teams are visiting schools and children will only be immunized on parental consent.

The Ministry is reminding the general public that Men C Immunisation is safe, it is effective, and it saves lives.