Togamana: children immunisation in Solomon Islands is increasing


IMMUNISATION rate for children is now increasing again to an acceptable rate.

This is according to the Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana.

Mr Togamana said the vaccination rate for children declined or dropped in the country during the height of covid-19 outbreak in Solomon Islands

He said this happened because the impact of the covid-19 pandemic made the health ministry’s response effort to covid-19 sacrifice the country’s immunisations programmes especially for measles.

“That said, the ministry has step up that program now and now the immunisation rate of children starting to increase to a percentage level that is acceptable which is about more than 80 or so percent,” Togamana said.

He adds “for now his medical staffs are embarking again on this programme of immunisation on children and so, vaccination for children is now gone up again”.

Togamana echoed the above sentiment in parliament.

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