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Auckland bound travelers advised to get measles immunization

September 4, 2019 12:45 pm

Fijians travelling to Auckland New Zealand are being advised to get Measles immunization if they suspect that they haven’t been immunized.

Auckland is experiencing a Measles outbreak, however, Health Minister Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete says Fijians are relatively safe with over 95% vaccination rate.

He adds the vulnerable groups are children less than 1-year-old and the elderly.

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“Anyone travelling to New Zealand, if they think they haven’t had vaccination, they should present themselves to the nearest Health Centre or health facility and have an immunization before they go to New Zealand. We are also looking at our people that are coming back from New Zealand and asking relevant questions in regards to this”

Measles is re-occuring in many developed countries because parents are refusing to have their children immunized.

Dr Waqainabete adds Fiji is fortunate to have a high rate of immunization because Fijian parents have chosen the right thing to do.

 

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