8 Apr 2019

Reassurances to Samoans from expert - MMR vaccinations are safe

From , 5:04 am on 8 April 2019

A vaccination expert is reassuring Samoan families concerned about measles immunisations that vaccines are safe.

It follows the resumption of MMR vaccines in Samoa, after an inquiry into the deaths of two babies last year cleared the vaccine. 

A vaccinologist at the University of Auckland, Dr Helen Petousis-Harris, is also warning families against listening to unqualified speakers preying on their fears and wallets. 

She spoke to Jenny Meyer. 

Measles, MMR (file photo)

Measles, MMR (file photo) Photo: 123RF