Schools begin MenC vaccination

Adrian Tawake, 11, of Veiuto Primary School was part of the nationwide meningococcal vaccination campaign that began in May in the central division. Picture: SUPPLIED/FILE

SCHOOLS in the Central division underwent the nationwide meningococcal vaccination campaign which began today.

Students from Deenbandhu Primary School, Veiuto Primary School, Sacred Heart Secondary School and Saint Agnes were part of the first batch of schools to go through the program.

According to statement issued by Government today the Ministry of Health and Medical Services is targeting more than 333,876 children aged 1 to 19 years.

“The vaccination not only protects individuals from life threatening diseases but it also offers protection to the community at large,” the statement said.

“The Ministry is urging all parents, guardians, children and friends to make good use of this opportunity because the cost of having to deal with a meningococcal infection is devastating and costly.”

 

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