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January 16, 2021

Measles Vaccination Continues

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National Capital District is on high alert, as positive measles statistics continue to increase. Eleven cases have been confirmed so far, since the outbreak was declared last month.


As the mass measles vaccination program is rolled out in the Nation’s Capital, more and more children are being vaccinated.

Today, we visited urban clinics and schools.


Hundreds of parents and guardians, turned up at the static and mobile clinics, provided by the NCD Health Services and the Health Department.


The outbreak was declared, after a seven-year-old child was diagnosed with the disease, last month at the Port Moresby General Hospital.


NDoH’s Public Health Surveillance and Emergency Response, Program Manager, Berry Ropa said the measles outbreak in Port Moresby is spreading in urban areas.


The treatment age range has now changed; all children and young adults from six months to twenty years have been vaccinated.


All health facilities will continue to administer the measles vaccine and report any suspected cases.


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