Kōrero: Epidemics

The first MeNZB shot

The first MeNZB shot

The MeNZB vaccine was developed to protect children and young adults from the New Zealand strain of meningococcal group B. It was introduced in 2004. Here, Rayvin Ah Him, the first child in New Zealand to be immunised, is shown just after he received the jab. He is held by his father Filipo and watched over by Prime Minister Helen Clark.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Glenn Jeffrey

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Geoff Rice, 'Epidemics - New epidemics and new vaccines, 1970s to 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27799/the-first-menzb-shot (accessed 11 June 2023)

He kōrero nā Geoff Rice, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 May 2018