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Measles vaccination campaign to ensure all are vaccinated

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 15/01/2020

The Ministry of Health is continuing with its campaign to ensure everyone is being vaccinated from the measles virus.

The Public Health division of the Ministry began yesterday with its outreach campaign program to the communities, with the emphasis on 6 months old children to 24 years of age.

Radio and Television Tonga news joined the teams at Longolongo and Ma’ufanga this morning where many people praised the effort of the Ministry has taken to ensure the safety and protection of the public from measles.

Meanwhile, ‘Ana Mafile’o of Houmakelikao and Sela Prescott of Longolongo thanked the Ministry of Health for their help and support in making sure their children are safe from having measles.

Dr Joseph Takai from Public Health division of the Ministry of Health says there has been a decrease in the number of new patients with measles at Vaiola hospital.

There have been a 630 suspected and confirmed cases of measles recorded in Tonga since the outbreak in October last year.

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