Vaccines Wasted

The Meningitis Foundation, New Zealand learned that the Government has allowed $1.6 million worth of meningitis vaccines to go unused and be close to expiry.

Foundation spokesperson, Gerard Rushton said, “That amounts to over 17,000 doses – which could have been given to an equivalent number of teenagers and infants – who are most at-risk.” The Government could have actively campaigned to educate people about meningococcal disease and raise awareness of these very effective vaccines to protect against the killer disease.

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