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Get Your Children Protected From Measles

Children aged 6 months to 11 years will receive one dose of the measles vaccine
13 Jul 2022 14:25
Get Your Children Protected From Measles
Unaisi Mara with her daughter Laisa Helen, 2, receiving her measles vaccine by nurse Asenaca Lautiki at Navavatu Methodist Church in Delaitokatoka, Valelevu on July 12, 2022. Photo: Nolishma Narayan

In bid to counter the outbreak of measles in the country, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has encouraged the vaccination of children.

The ministry carried out measles vaccination at Mataisuva, Veikoba, Narevurevunicagi, Delaitokatoka and Matanisenitoa yesterday.

All children around Fiji who have turned one years old and those in Year 6 and are yet to receive their measles vaccines are encouraged to turn up to the nearest health facility for their vaccination.

Children aged six months to 11 years will receive one dose of the measles vaccine.

 

The Ministry would continue to evaluate the target age group for the measles vaccination, depending on new cases confirmed and their age groups.

Unaisi Mara a mother of four, said her children’s safety was her first priority.

She lives in Delaikotakota and brought all her children to the vaccination site.

“When I got to know about this vaccine coming so close to us, I didn’t want to miss this one day chance to get my children vaccinated,” she said.

“I don’t want to risk my children’s safety, and I’m sure no other parent would.

“It would be wise to make an effort to use these nearby sites for every child’s safety.”

Vaccination and special Immunization activities sites for Measles, Mumps and Rubella in Valelevu and Makoi Area will be held tomorrow (July 13).

 

Feedback: nolishma.narayan@fijisun.com.fj



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