15 Dec 2014

Calls for action on chickenpox vaccine

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 15 December 2014

A senior paediatric surgeon says the government is neglectful and irresponsible for not fully funding the chickenpox vaccine to all children. Brendon Bowkett is a paediatric surgeon working in the Wellington region. Khrys Barna's son nearly died when he was three years old an contracted the chickenpox virus. Sarah Fitt is the Director of Operations for Pharmac which makes all decisions about vaccines. Pharmac is to consider new research on the vaccine at a meeting early next year.