5 Mar 2019

Northland school forks out for meningococcal vaccinations

From Nine To Noon, 9:24 am on 5 March 2019

Kaihu Valley School Principal Sonia Simeon was outraged when she realised the 14 pupils at her tiny school were not eligible for free vaccinations of the meningococcal W strain.

They fall outside the age-group of the Northland DHB's mass vaccination campaign which was prompted by three deaths from the disease.

Sonia Simeon tells Kathryn how her kura funded the vaccinations and we also have reaction from school whanau, Grandfather, Kevin Baker and Mother, Chrissie Mackie.