What about the rest?

A basic look at Meningococcal Disease Manifestations. Picture: US National Meningitis Association.

THE Fiji College of General Practitioners (FCGP) has raised concerns on why all Fijians are not covered under the State’s mass vaccination program as prevention against the life-threatening meningococcal disease outbreak in the country.

FCGP president Dr John Fatiaki said the general practitioners did not support the program because it did not cover some age groups who were vulnerable to the disease.

“I would say (it) defeats the purpose, but it’s bad in a sense that it does not protect the children under two who are also very susceptible to meningococcal disease,” Dr Fatiaki said.