3 Dec 2019

Samoa measles: Compulsory vaccinations considered

From Morning Report, 7:24 am on 3 December 2019

Samoa's government will shut down on Thursday and Friday this week so almost all public sector workers can help with the country's mass measles vaccination campaign.

All government branches will close except the water and electricity authorities.

Yesterday the government expanded the ages of those eligible for vaccinations for people aged six months to 60 years old.

The prime minister now want to make compulsory measles vaccinations permanent, with punishments for those who don't comply.

Logan Church reports from Samoa.