The council of ministers on Wednesday examined bills from countries planning to pass three new vaccines in the list of mandatory vaccines in Polynesia. These are whooping cough, mumps, and pneumococcal disease.
Three new vaccines will be added to the list of mandatory vaccines for children in Polynesia. This is in any sense what the state bills examined Wednesday by the government in the cabinet. So far, eight vaccines are mandatory: tetanus, diphtheria, poliomyelitis, measles, rubella, hepatitis B and A, and tuberculosis. This country has been added to the list of pertussis, mumps and pneumonia, already included in existing vaccines and practiced in Polynesia. The latest update on the vaccine list was made in 2014. Currently there are questions to reach vaccination coverage, namely the number of vaccinated people, 95%. In 2012, it was 97%. The country wants "To perpetuate benefits and ensure that diseases are not introduced".