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MenC immunizations carried out in the West and North

August 6, 2018 1:02 am

The National Meningococcal (Men C) Immunisation Program, is currently being rolled out in the western and northern division. The program in the western division is coordinated in Sigatoka, Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and Ra.

While coordinating the Men C Immunisation Program at Nadi Health Centre, Acting Sub divisional Nurse Manager Nadi Fane Lavasani says they have a target of 32,700 children aged 1 to 19 years in Nadi subdivision. So far the team has received positive response through the immunisations carried out in schools, health centres, nursing stations and communities.

” The program which began last month has ensured up to 40 to 90 children are being immunized daily at the Nadi Health Centre."

Most of the age groups immunised at the centre ranges between 1 to 5 years and the team also visits schools and in the afternoon they visit the communities to raise awareness and also carry out immunisations where needed.

Lavasani says the target for Nadi subdivision is to immunize 32,700 children aged 1 to 19 years and with the reports received so far over 10,000 children have been immunised.

MenC Immunisation is also carried out at Nadi Hospital, Namaka Health Centre and Namaka Reproductive Health Clinic. The team also reaches out to rural remote communities and settlements.

Similarly, the Acting Sub-Divisional Nursing Manager for Lautoka/Yasawa’s, Melaia Neioko highlighted that through good team coordination they have been able to complete immunization at all the secondary schools in Lautoka.