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Health Minister tells health staff to register everyone that needs to be vaccinated

Health Minister tells health staff to register everyone that needs to be vaccinated

By Shanil Singh
Friday 22/01/2021
Minister for Health Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete.

Minister for Health Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete has told health staff in Tavua, Ba and Rakiraki to register everyone that needs to be vaccinated this year.

While speaking at the opening of the Medical Services Pacific clinic in Lautoka, Dr Waqainabete says he has told the health staff that this is the year of vaccinations and they must not drop the ball.

He says there was a public health campaign last year due to COVID-19 and this year there will be another massive one.

The Health Minister adds during the Meningococcal outbreak a few years ago, they vaccinated 290,000 children in five months but unfortunately, five lives were lost.

He says during the measles outbreak in 2019 they vaccinated 500,000 people within six weeks and no life was lost.

Dr Waqainabete has reminded the health workers that their role is to protect lives and they must not lose focus.


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