The National Immunization Week in New Zealand is all set to start on Saturday. During this week, children of the country are eligible for free immunizations that protect them against 10 diseases. Besides the general immunization, teenage girls will be provided with immunization against human papillomavirus.
The immunization program aims at encouraging the parents to get their kids immunized on time. Immunization is one of the most effective measures in preventing dangerous diseases which affect many communities. It is capable of preventing the kids against the outburst of measles or flu in the country.
The program will last from April 23-29 and will be promoted by the District Health Boards, immunization providers and supporters. The Immunization Week is a great opportunity for parents to talk to their family doctor or health professional about the concerns related to their kids.
Immunization Health Target Champion, Dr. Pat Tuohy said that at present about 88% of the two-year-old kids in the country are fully immunized but there is a need to get 95% of them immunized so that they could be protected from diseases like measles.