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Second round of vaccination starts today

April 23, 2021 7:09 am

A shipment of 26,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine is now in the country.

Permanent Secretary for the Health Ministry, Dr James Fong, says there is a set timetable for registration.

This has been activated in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak

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“A shipment of 26 thousand dozes of Covid-19 Astra Zeneca vaccine is in the country. We have amended our deployment schedule in light of the current health restrictions.”

Dr. Fong says Fijians will be called by the Health Ministry to be vaccinated.

The next vaccination campaign will prioritize Fijians living with underlying health conditions and workers in high-risk areas.

This includes retailers, bus drivers, taxi drivers, members of parliament and members of the media.

” We will be calling Fijians living with underlying health conditions that increase their risk of severe disease if they get COVID-19 as well as those working in high risk professions including retailers, hotel staff, drivers of taxis, minibuses and buses. Members of media in Suva and in the west as well as parliamentarians and parliamentary staff will      also be called to come forward and be vaccinated.”

Media conferences will be open to partially or fully vaccinated patients.

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