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Island's vaccination offering improved

Wed, 05 Aug 2015


People on the Island are being offered better protection from illness following an update to the vaccination programme.

Children and young people will now be given a combined vaccination against meningococcal bacteria.

It can cause serious illness like meningitis or septicaemia.

People aged between 70 and 79 will also be offered a vaccination against shingles.

Health protection nurse Jacqui Dunne says although cases have dropped it's important to keep up momentum: 

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