The Northern Territory has announced a national vaccination campaign, with the goal of vaccinating more than 100,000 people by the end of the year.
The announcement comes after a report from the health department found a large number of people in the Territory had been unvaccinated for a number of years.
“We’re very proud to announce that the Northern Territories will be the first jurisdiction in the country to implement a nationwide vaccination campaign,” Health Minister Jason Fitzroy said.
“The NT Government has made clear our position that it is our intention to protect our communities, families and individuals from the disease.”
It is our aim to provide a level of protection and protection that is well below what is currently required in Australia.
“The NT also announced a number new measures, including a new program for people who live in the NT to get up to 12 doses of the rabies vaccine at home.
This will cover more than 200,000 NT residents.”
For many people in our community, that is a significant achievement and it is a good example of how a new vaccination program can be delivered,” Mr Fitzroy added.”
Our goal is to have a population that is up to the same level of vaccination as Australia, and we are doing that in a very controlled manner.
“Mr Fitzroy told ABC Radio NT that the province was targeting two new areas for vaccination.
In one of the areas, the NT will also vaccinate people living in other parts of the country, and in the other, people living outside the NT.
Topics:vaccination-and-immunity,health,diseases-and/or-disorders,drought,durango-0870,nt,nsw,australiaFirst posted April 05, 2019 10:21:45Contact Alex KoppenhaverMore stories from New South Wales