Hawaii team returns from measles vaccination trip in Samoa
Dozens of Hawaii health care workers have returned to their homes across the state after voluntarily providing measles vaccinations to thousands of Samoan residents, officials said.
A team of 76 health care workers and support staff went to Samoa for a two-day medical mission to ensure residents in the independent nation of Samoa were immunized from the highly contagious virus, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports.
Health officials say, Samoa declared a state of emergency and complete shutdown of government and business operations while vaccination teams searched for residents susceptible to the disease.
Officials add, about 34,000 people were immunized over two days.