Another supply of 40,950 dozes of the Pfizer vaccine has arrived


Another supply of 40,950 dozes of the Pfizer vaccine arrived to help bolster Samoa’s booster capacity.

A statement issued announced the timely arrival of the boosters by Australia in partnership with the Government of Samoa and UNICEF.

“I got my booster shot to keep my family and friends safe,” said Kresten Stunzner.  “With Covid now circulating in our community, we all need to do our part to protect Samoa.”

The uptake of Covid-19 booster shots has been incredible, with just under 70,000 doses administered since the program commenced under a month ago.

“We know receiving a booster provides an extra layer of protection from serious disease and death. Mr Stunzner is one of the thousands who are heading to vaccination sites across Samoa, to get their Covid-19 booster. 

“A hearty fa’amalo to the Ministry of Health and people of Samoa for rolling up your sleeves!” said Barry Patterson, the acting Australian High Commissioner. 

“Covid-19 vaccines remain one of the best tools available to us to protect ourselves and our loved ones against the virus.”

World Immunization Week serves as an important reminder to ensure all your vaccinations are up to date as the best protection for vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, rubella and Hepatitis B.”

The delivery of 40,950 vaccine doses, which arrived on 24 April, is in addition to the 70,200 doses delivered in March 2022. 

This takes the total Pfizer vaccine delivery under this partnership to 111,150.