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17,996 children vaccinated

October 2, 2021 12:55 pm

More than 17,000 students between the ages of 15 to 17-years have received the first dose of Moderna vaccine as of last Friday.

The Ministry of Health says the 15 to 17-year-old vaccination program will restart on Monday.

To date, 592,628 adults in Fiji have received their first dose of the vaccine and 454,474 have received their second doses.

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Permanent Secretary, Doctor James Fong says based on the updated total population of 618,173 people aged 18 years and over, the revised vaccination coverage rates are 95.9% for adults who have received at least one dose, and 73.5% are now fully vaccinated nationwide.

Doctor Fong says since dose one is beyond 95%, a verification exercise for dose one is ongoing which may result in minor changes.

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