COVID-19: Allocated 4,000 doses for Suva administered

United Nations resident co-ordinator in Fiji Sanaka Samarasinha gets his COVID-19 vaccine injection from staff nurse Ilaitia Camadrokadroka at the Vodafone Arena in Suva on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services teams have administered all 4,000 COVID-19 vaccines doses allocated for Suva.

Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary Dr James Fong at this evening’s daily COVID-19 press briefing said the deployment of the vaccines went off without a hitch as high-risk individuals, including the elderly, more frontline healthcare workers, bankers, and taxi, minibus and bus drivers came forward to be protected.

“I’ll remind everyone, getting one dose does not mean you are vaccinated – it takes two on a 10 to 12-week timeline,” Dr Fong said.

“No one in Fiji is fully vaccinated. All of us must practice strict adherence to our health protection measures until such time that we achieve the full immunity of our eligible population,” he said.

Meanwhile Dr Fong said they expect to roll out the remaining 20,000 doses through the West by the end of this week.

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