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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:41 PM

Unvaccinated visitors turned away from American Samoa

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA American Samoa has turned away four travellers for not having proof of vaccination for measles.

The measure was introduced as part of a public health emergency recently declared, to try and prevent a measles outbreak, in the US territory.

The Director of Health Motusa Tuileama Nua said two of the visitors who were turned back were Samoans travelling from Australia and the others had travelled from Apia.

The affected travellers made it off their plane but when they couldn't produce proof of vaccination authorities put them in a quarantine area until they could be reboarded on the aircraft they had arrived in for its return flight.

Read more: http://www.samoanews.com/local-news/unvaccinated-visitors-turned-away-american-samoa

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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:04 PM

1. Good for American Samoa...

I wish US states could do likewise (I'm assuming they can't).

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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:30 PM

2. Just good public health common sense.

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