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Keeping Children Safe Is A Priority: Lautoka Parent

“This virus is dangerous, and my daughter must take the vaccine to keep herself safe from those who she will soon associate with when she returns to school,” she said.
19 Nov 2021 10:00
Keeping Children Safe Is A Priority: Lautoka Parent
Jasper Williams High School student, Mereia McGoon getting her Pfizer vaccine while her mother, Vasitia watches on at Saint Thomas Primary School in Lautoka on November 16, 2021. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

It should be a priority for all parents to get their children vaccinated to keep them safe.

These were the words of Vasitia McGoon, who shared with the Fiji Sun the importance of getting children vaccinated as Fiji continues to battle through the COVID-19 pandemic.

This comes after the Ministry of Health and Medical Services rolled out the Pfizer vaccination programme for children aged 12 to 14 years old.

 

Her 14-year-old daughter, Mereia, a Year 10 student at Jasper Williams High School was administered with the Pfizer vaccine at the Saint Thomas Primary School grounds in Lautoka this week.

“This virus is dangerous, and my daughter must take the vaccine to keep herself safe from those who she will soon associate with when she returns to school,” she said.

“She was eager to take the vaccine and I am happy about that.”

 

Tilak High School student, Ashley Chand with her parents, Rina and Pravind after receiving her Pfizer jab at Saint Thomas Primary School in Lautoka on November 16, 2021. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Tilak High School student, Ashley Chand with her parents, Rina and Pravind after receiving her Pfizer jab at Saint Thomas Primary School in Lautoka on November 16, 2021. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Pravind Chand and wife, Rina were also among the many parents that took their children to receive the vaccine.

Their 14-year-old daughter, Ashley, a student of Tilak High School, was happy to recieve her jab.

Mr Chand said the directive given by the Health Ministry to get children aged 12 to 14 years-old vaccinated should be supported by all parents.

 

“This is one way to keep my daughter safe, this is a mandatory requirement by the Ministry and all parents must go for it,” he said.

He is encouraging all parents to support their children.

 

Feedback: nicolette.chambers@fijisun.com.fj



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