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14 Dec 2019 17:44
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    More vaccines against meningococcal disease for young Kiwis

    More vaccines against meningococcal disease for young Kiwis


    PHARMAC's funding a catch-up programme from next month.

    Those eligible are people aged 13 to 25 in their first year of close-living situations - such as school hostels and prisons.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Health & Safety News
     14 Dec: A plea for patience as Middlemore Hospital continues to treat the victims of the Whakaari / White Island eruption
     14 Dec: Fifteen people remain in four New Zealand hospitals - 11 of those still with life-threatening injuries
     13 Dec: The District Health Board has confirmed a man in his 50s is in a critical condition in Auckland City Hospital after an e-scooter accident
     13 Dec: Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine, but marijuana is to be removed from the list of drugs of abuse
     12 Dec: New Zealand White Island volcano burns victims need '120 square metres of skin' for grafts
     12 Dec: The young, and heavy users, are most likely to suffer negative health effects from cannabis
     12 Dec: More industrial action could be on the cards from Lower Hutt rest-home workers in the New Year if employees' demands aren't met
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     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Awkwafina doesn't like to "face the heavy stuff" 17:40

    Accident and Emergency:
    Divers continue to search the waters off Whakaari White Island, in hopes to find those still missing after Monday's eruption 17:27

    Golf:
    The Internationals are continuing to build their lead on day three of golf's Presidents Cup in Melbourne 17:17

    Entertainment:
    Alex Borstein thinks arms are "disgusting" 17:10

    Rugby League:
    The Auckland Tuatara will look to back up a big win over the Brisbane Bandits tonight 17:07

    Soccer:
    Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay's not reading too much into his side's last outing against the Melbourne Victory, which has since sparked an unbeaten run in the A-League 16:57

    Athletics:
    Dual Olympic bronze medalist Nick Willis reckons the amazing feats achieved by Sir Peter Snell may never be repeated 16:47

    Entertainment:
    Nathalie Emmanuel found it "difficult" being constantly questioned about the lack of diversity of 'Game of Thrones' 16:40

    Business:
    The Transport Minister's responded to criticism of a new long-term rail plan 16:27

    Soccer:
    Self belief has helped spur the Wellington Phoenix on an impressive unbeaten run in football's A-League, and manager Ufuk Talay hopes that can continue tonight 16:17


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