Monday, April 15, 2013

National Immunization Week Presidential Proclamation

FSMIS (April 15, 2013): President Manny Mori proclaimed the week of April 22 to 27 National Immunization Week throughout the Federated States of Micronesia on April 8.

The Proclamation states that “thousands of lives are in jeopardy from vaccine preventable diseases, and hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent on children whose illnesses could have been avoided”.

Yet, given the challenges of geographical isolation and other inhibitive elements, the Proclamation also raises the fact that “several thousand children are not yet properly reached and immunized”.

“I encourage all citizens to take an active part in bringing your children and loved ones to get immunized.”

For information on specific immunization locations, please contact the FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs at 320-2619 or write to   

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