Mass vaccination continues but no Pfizer vaccine for 5-11 year olds

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On the third day of the Government’s mass vaccination, the Ministry of Health has announced there will be no 𝐏𝐟𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫 𝐕𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐬𝐞 for children within the ages of 𝟓𝟏𝟏 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 olds 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐟𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞.

For the second dose now due or will be due in the coming week, the vaccination roll-out will be advised accordingly.

The Ministry of Health says the vaccination will continue for the booster vaccine for 18 years and above for those three months after completing the first two doses of Covid-19 primary series vaccination) and first and the second dose for those who have not been vaccinated.

The Pfizer for 12-17-year-olds for the first and second doses only.

The vaccination sites today are at the Primary School, at Vailoa, Vaigaga and Vaiusu; all the District hospitals, EPI building, the MOH Creentialinh building and Matagialalua clinic.

The Ministry of Health reported yesterday that 97.2 per cent of Samoa’s eligible population have received their first dose, and 71.3 per cent have received their second dose.

The Ministry also confirmed 40,182 people  aged 18 years and over have received their booster shots so far.”

Members of the public are advised to take their vaccination cards; ensure that you and your child wear masks; ate breakfast and are well hydrated. Also, provide a copy of your birth certificate or passport to confirm your vaccination records and wear loose clothing for easy access to the upper arm.