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Maori under-fives still at risk

Published: Wed 16 Nov 2005 04:13 PM
Hon Tony Ryall National Party Health Spokesman
16 November 2005
Most Maori under-fives still at risk from Meningococcal B
The Meningococcal B immunisation programme is missing the most at-risk young New Zealanders, says National's Health spokesman, Tony Ryall.
"A year after the nationwide programme began, 40% of under-fives are still not fully immunised, including 60% of Maori children under five," Mr Ryall told Parliament today.
"These are the most at-risk group and the programme is not getting to them. How long will it take to protect these young children? More effort is needed on delivery and less self-congratulation in Parliament."
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