Men-C program begins next week in the Eastern Division

Primary school students who were part of the Men-C immunisation program in the Central Division. Picture: FT FILE

THE National Meningococcal (Men C) Immunisation Program will begin in the Eastern Division next week.

A Government statement said an immunisation team comprising of health officials will leave for the Eastern Division through the recently launched and first of its kind mobile hospital vessel “MLC Veivueti” on tomorrow.

The program which initially started in the Central Division and Ra subdivision on May 14 this year has seen over 100,000 children aged between 1 to 19 years have been vaccinated.

In the phase one of this National Meningococcal (Men C) Immunisation Program with the 124,830 doses made available, a total of 124,920 children have been immunised in the Central and Ra Subdivision.

Through the second phase of the program with 200,000 doses made available more than 94,000 children in the western and eastern divisions have been immunised.

While Eastern coverage will see an expected 20,000 number of children aged between 1 to 19 years being immunised with the beginning of the third school term next week.

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