Over 68, 000 Fijians receive booster dose

January 27, 2022 2:20 pm

The Ministry of Health has administered booster doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to 68,099 individuals in almost two months.

The booster dose program began at the end of last November and 48 percent of booster-eligible persons have received their doses until January 24th.

The Ministry says in Fiji, 142, 240 persons are considered eligible for booster shots.

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The Ministry is also expecting to receive more Pfizer vaccines soon which will be used for booster doses and as a vaccine for children.

The booster vaccine and vaccination for children are not considered mandatory, however, the Ministry is encouraging all eligible individuals to be vaccinated or get a booster dose.

It says this will help navigate Fiji into a safer COVID zone that supports the socio-economic revival and safer reopening of schools.

Vaccination of children under 12 years remains part of ongoing discussions as sourcing those remains difficult.