COVID-19: Fiji administers 225,210 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine doses

Bimal Prasad receives his COVID-19 jab by staff nurse Susan Singh at Lovu Sangam School in Lautoka. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

Fiji has administered 225,210 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as of June 8.

Of that, a total of 220,437 people have received their first dose of the vaccine and 4773 of those who have received their second jab.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services’ target population for vaccination is 587,651.

It had earlier targeted 650,000 people.

“This target population was identified by the Ministry of Health using the Zone system whereby the target population was identified and counted by existing zones,” the ministry stated.

“The target population includes the actual number of the Permit Holders in the country as provided by the Department of Immigration.

“The previous target population of 650,000 was calculated based on COVAX’s estimate on Fiji’s population.”

The ministry stated it would continue to conduct COVID-19 community vaccination drives as more vaccines arrive into the country.

Members of the public are advised to remain in their homes until the vaccination team’s visit to their area is announced.

Vaccine-eligible individuals are also advised to register online – via vra.digitalfiji.gov.fj – and keep the registration reference number handy.

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