Samoan parents wrongly charged for children’s immunisation records

This handout picture released from UNICEF Samoa shows nurse April Wilson (L) and team leader Luisa Popo preparing vaccinations during a nationwide campaign against measles in the Samoan town of Le'auva'a. Photo: AFP PHOTO / ALLAN STEPHEN / UNICEF

Samoa’s health ministry says it did not authorise a $US14 fee that was being charged for immunisation records needed to enrol children in schools. Under new laws introduced at the height of the measles epidemic, schools are not allowed to accept children who have not been immunised. Parents queued for hours last week to get […]

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