Samoa to undertake door to door mass vaccination campaign
In response to the current measles outbreak, the Government of Samoa will be undertaking a ‘Door to door Mass Vaccination Campaign’ on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December, 2019 from 7am to 5pm throughout the whole country.
All public and private sectors will be closed from 7am to 5pm this Thursday and Friday “to ensure a good coverage of the vaccination plan”.
The Government is advising the public to tie a red cloth or red flag in front of their houses and near the road to indicate that family members have not been vaccinated. The red mark makes it easier for the teams to identify households for vaccinations.
The announcement comes alongside the Government’s latest announcement that there have been a further five fatalities in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 60.