The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is strongly urging parents and guardians to get young children vaccinated against measles if they have not done so during the previous phase of the immunization campaign.

The Ministry’s Head of Health Protection Dr Aalisha Sahu Khan said that children between the ages of six months to five years are the most vulnerable when it comes to contracting measles and have higher chances of complications caused by it.

Meanwhile, the ministry is expanding the measles immunization campaign across Fiji. And are aiming to have all of their target groups vaccinated by Christmas.

Since the outbreak was declared on Thursday 7 November 2019, over 235,000 people nationwide have been immunized against measles.

The campaign continues in the Central Division but in the Northern and Western Division, the intensification of the campaign just began last Friday.

People can come and get vaccinated if they are within the target group that is 19 to 39 years old.

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