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37 percent of targeted population receive first dose

June 5, 2021 6:45 am

The Ministry of Health has vaccinated 37 percent of the targeted population in the country.

Permanent Secretary, Doctor James Fong says 195,169 Fijians have received their dose and 4,615 have received their second jab to date.

From Monday until yesterday, 59, 209 individuals received their first dose and 327 received second doses.

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Dr Fong says 39 percent received their first dose in the Central Division while 0.28 percent received their second jab.

In the Western Division, 47 percent have received their first dose while 1.79 percent have received their second dose.

12 percent have received their first dose in the Northern Division with 0.32 percent getting their second shot of the vaccine. 11 percent have received their first dose in the Eastern Division.

The Permanent Secretary says they have screened 18, 611 people yesterday of which 2, 582 persons were swab tested at their stationary screening and mobile screening clinics.

He says the Ministry is continuing its aggressive contact tracing, screening and testing.

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