Minister hails success in vaccination program

POSTED: 05/31/12 12:24 PM

GREAT BAY – Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Cornelius de Weever is hailing the vaccination program in schools and at the baby clinics as success. He used data from the recent Vaccination Open Day as basis for his statement.

According to the minister 192 children attended this year’s vaccination day to check their vaccination status, compared with the 150 that attended in 2011. The figures also show the 75 children were vaccinated at this year’s vaccination open day. That’s nearly half of last year’s 143. The figures also show that 117 of the attendees at this year’s open day were up to date with their vaccinations, compared with 44 in 2011.

“The school program and the baby clinic have been doing an exceptional job and I congratulate them for this,” de Weever said.


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