We want children back in school: PM
September 20, 2021 4:20 pm
Fiji will not rest until children are back in school where they ought to be says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
This comes as Fiji followed suit of nations like the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, and started administering the Moderna vaccine to kids between 15 and 17 years from today.
Prime Minister Bainimarama says he was moved by the images he saw across Viti Levu of friends and family reuniting after five long months apart for the sake of our COVID containment effort.
He says it’s now time to focus on safe guarding the future leaders of Fiji.
“Now, we can focus on providing the same level of protection against the COVID-19 disease for our children, because Fiji will not be Fiji until our children are back in school where they ought to be.”
PM Bainimarama says the Pfizer vaccine from New Zealand will be rolled out later for children who are 12 to 14 years old.
“After completing all of the necessary clinical trials for safety and efficacy for children, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world have already received the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.”
Bainimarama has also encouraged all parents within the vaccination age group to get their children vaccinated saying that doctors, medical researchers and health care professionals at the Ministry of Health are available to assist them in making this important decision for their children.