• Samoa to halt public, government services to assist in measles outbreak

    4 days ago - By Healio

    Samoa will shut down all public and government services on Dec. 5 and 6 to assist in a mass vaccination campaign to combat a large measles outbreak that has killed 53 people, including 48 children aged younger than 5 years.
    Samoan Prime Minster Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi made the announcement in a state address. All civil servants except those who work with electricity and water will assist in the vaccination campaign, CNN reported. The campaign has immunized more than 58,000 people since it began on Nov. 20, according to the Samoan government.
    As of Monday, the
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  • Samoa Shuts Down Government to Fight Measles Outbreak

    Samoa Shuts Down Government to Fight Measles Outbreak

    4 days ago - By Web MD

    The government of Samoa will close on Thursday and Friday as civil servants join the fight against a measles outbreak in the South Pacific Island nation that's killed 53 people,
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  • The Samoan Government Will Shut Down to Help Stop a Dangerous Measles Outbreak

    The Samoan Government Will Shut Down to Help Stop a Dangerous Measles Outbreak

    4 days ago - By Time

    As the measles virus continues to spread worldwide, Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi announced Monday that Samoa will take the dramatic step of closing its government for two days this week to assist with a public vaccination campaign.
    Aside from 2019, Samoa has reported almost no cases of measles to the World Health Organization in recent years. But vaccine coverage in the small nation is lacking, partially attributable to public concern following two vaccine-related deaths that occurred in 2018 due to faulty formulas, the WHO reports. As of 2018 , only 31% of...
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