No Sunday break for Samoa NEOC including Mobile Clinics

The National Emergency Operation Centre in downtown Apia was busy over the weekend with logistics and coordination to ensure that no one is left behind in the mass measles vaccination programme.

At the same time Mobile Clinics targeting isolated and hard to get to families were also on the road going from family to family to administer the measles vaccination doses.

Consent is granted by a parent or guardian before the injections are administered to children.

With infections rising daily, the epidemic is yet to reach the critical inflection point at which the disease stops spreading, according to the Ministry of Health.

Presently there are 18 Mobile Clinics operating in Upolu and 14 in Savaii not including Fixed Sites and Special Booths strategically deployed for easy access by the public.

Photo supplied Captions: Mobile Clinic #2 on the ground going from family to family in the Apia Urban Area