Samoa University cancels graduation over measles outbreak
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 12 November 2019
“”Samoa's National University has been forced to postpone its end of the year graduation after two students contracted measles.
“The foundation students will be told when to collect their certificates but the university said the graduation had been postponed until next April.
“Meanwhile, the chief executive of Samoa Airways, Seiuli Tupuivao Alvin Tuala, has reaffirmed that the national carrier is still operating despite speculation of the airline rejecting passengers at check-in counters for refusing to provide proof of measles immunisation.
“Auckland University's vaccine specialist Helen Petousis-Harris said mass immunisation of the Samoan community and quarantining of those who were sick are the two most effective interventions to harness the measles epidemic sweeping through the country.”
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