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Arrival Of Men-C Vaccine Pleases Ministry

  The first batch of 63,000 doses of Men-C vaccine arrived at the Fiji Pharmaceutical Building in Nabua yesterday afternoon. Receiving the first batch yesterday on behalf of the Ministry
05 May 2018 13:44
Arrival Of Men-C Vaccine Pleases Ministry
National expanded programme on immunisation team leader Sister Litiana Volavola oversees the delivery process of the Men-C vaccine that arrived in the country on May 4, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO News

 

The first batch of 63,000 doses of Men-C vaccine arrived at the Fiji Pharmaceutical Building in Nabua yesterday afternoon.

Receiving the first batch yesterday on behalf of the Ministry of Health, the National Advisor Family Health, Dr Torika Tamani, said the ministry was indeed happy that the vaccines had arrived.

“There will be two other shipments, the second shipment will arrive on May 7th and the third one will come in on May 9th for the first 124,000 doses to be received to complete the first phase,” Dr Tamani said.

“We are only half way there. After this then the hard work will begin with field workers (Nurses) having to deliver vaccines to each and every child from the age of one to 19 years all over Fiji.”

Training for health workers who will administer the vaccine will start on Monday, May 7.

 

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