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17 vaccination sites set up for children requiring the MMR vaccine

Updated: Apr 26

There are 17 vaccination sites set up by the Department of Health for children requiring the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. The sites are scattered across the island with the farthest on the west in Amanave and Aunu’u to the east. Sites are set up at the Department clinics and church halls.


According to the Department of Health they want to increase the vaccination rate to 95 percent from 89.2 percent.


As of 2pm today, in the latest report from the Department of Health the number of suspected cases of measles has increased to 37, with one confirmed measles case.


This is according to the Health’s Clinical Director Dr Elizabeth Lauvao during a brief interview with KVZK news.


She said the 17 vaccination sites open from 8am to 2pm daily.


Governor Lemanu P. S. Mauga yesterday declared a public health emergency for the territory and activated quarantine protocols and online schooling as a result.


Online classes started today and departments and agencies shall support the Department of Education and ASCC to ensure that all students have access to online learning.


Regarding quarantine, the Director of Health or his designee is authorized to quarantine a person for up to twenty- one days without notice if that person was or may have been exposed to measles.


Quarantine may be at the individual's home or residence or at a designated quarantine facility and that quarantine for up to twenty-one days must be authorized by the High Court of American Samoa.


E 17 nofoaga o loo faataunuuina ai tuiga o le misela amata mai lava i Amanave i Aunuu faapea ai ma le tele o isi vaega i le talafatai i sisifo o le atunuu.


O le faamoemoe o le matagaluega o le soifua maloloina o le siitia lea o le pasene o le fanau ua maea tui mai le 89.2 pasene i le 95 pasene.


I le oo atu o talafou a lau KVZK i falemai faaiutmalo o Leone i le aso, na vaaia ai nisi o aiga ua auina atu le fanau mo le faatinoina o latou tui.


Ma sa faapea foi le tulaga i isi nofaga sa faapea ona asia i le aso. I faamaumauga a le Matagaluega o le Soifua maloloina, o lea ua maua ai o loo tumau pea e nao se teineititi e 8 tausaga ua aafia e oo mai le ta o le lua i le aoauli nei ua 37 le aofai o le fanau ua masalomia ua aafia i le misela ae o loo faatali le iuga o suega mo le faamaninoina o lea tulaga.


Mo le faia o tui o le fanau, o le lisi lenei o vaega e mafai ona oo atu ai le mamalu o le atunuu ma e tatala mai i le 8 i le taeao seia oo i le 2 i le aoauli.


Ona o lea ua ave le faamuamua a le matagaluega o le soifua maloloina i tuiga o le misela o le mafuaga lea ua faailoa mai ai e le Matagaluega o le soifua maloloina ua le tapunia le tatou falemai i Tafuna ia tatou siaki masani i le afiafi pe a tea le 4 i aso taitasi o le vaiaso.


O le vaiaso nei lea na nuutina mai se poloaiga faalauaitele mo faalavelave faafuasei lea ua tapunia uma ai aoga a le fanau e le gata i aoga a le malo ae faapea ai foi ma aoga tumaoti.


Ona o le tapunia o aoga a le fanau mo le 3 vaiaso, o loo faauauina le faatinoina i luga o upega tafailagi online, lea foi ua maea ona sauini ai le Matagaluega o aoga.



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