Next batch of COVID-19 vaccine delayed
April 15, 2021 4:45 pm
[Source: Fijian Government]
Fiji can expect a delay in the arrival of the second batch of COVID-19 vaccine.
The United Nations Fiji office confirmed they were hoping to receive the shipment by the end of the month, but this will no longer be the case.
Resident Coordinator, Sanaka Samarasinha, says there is no specific date for when the next batch will be available.
“We were only able to get 12,000 in so far. We had hoped to get the second batch by this month but there were some challenges with the production line so as a result it has been delayed.”
Fiji received 12,000 doses of the Oxford vaccine through the COVAX facility last month.
The UN executive says Fiji is part of a lucky few countries to have received the COVID-19 vaccine while many developed nations are still trying to get their hands on the vaccine.