National Immunisation rollout continues
May 19, 2018 1:20 am
The National Immunisation Campaign for Meningococcal in the Central Division and Ra-Subdivision has been progressing well.
Health Ministry’s National Advisor for the Family Health Unit, Dr Torika Tamani says the first phase of the vaccination campaign for these two areas will last for 6 weeks.
Dr Tamani says the country-wide mass immunisation campaign will be for primary and secondary schools, special schools, kindergarten and also those outside the school settings aged between 1 to 19 years.
She adds the Ministry is grateful for those parents and guardians who have given consent for their child to be vaccinated.
The Ministry is encouraging every parent, guardian to make use of this opportunity as it’s free.
Dr Tamani says for those outside the school boundaries they are encouraged to visit their nearest health centres and nursing stations to get immunised.
The campaign aims to vaccinate up to three hundred twenty-five thousand children and adolescents against meningococcal C disease.
Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening disease, which usually causes meningitis and/or blood poisoning.