17 Oct 2018

Samoa tight-lipped on future of suspended immunisation programme

7:27 am on 17 October 2018

Health officials in Samoa are remaining tight-lipped over when immunisation programmes for babies will resume.

A baby is vaccinated.

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The vaccine programme for measles, mumps and rubella was suspended in July after two babies died soon after their vaccines.

Two nurses face trial for manslaughter.

But the programme remains suspended.

The immunisation programme's national co-ordinator, Fuapepe Iese Manuleleua, told Newsline information could not be released because of the sensitivity of the matter.

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