News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Children Need Breakfast Before Vaccinations

Monday 30 May, 2005

Children Need Breakfast Before Vaccinations

Parents of school children are reminded to ensure their children have breakfast before heading to school every day.

With the launch of the Meningococcal B Immunisation School Based Campaign this week, Southland Project Manager Judi Dennis said it is extremely important that children do not come to school having eaten nothing before they are vaccinated.

Dates of school vaccinations will not be released to pupils so children need to come to school prepared every day.

“The MeNZB™ vaccine is safe and we expect very few reactions, however children who have not eaten anything and become anxious may well start to feel unwell.”

Mrs Dennis said vaccinating nurses are fully trained to deal with all situations, but parents can help by ensuring their children arrive at school having eaten breakfast.

Nurses will be visiting all schools in the Southland and Wakatipu regions over the next few weeks, administering the first in a series of three vaccinations to protect against meningococcal B disease.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>


Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland