NZ delivers 30,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines for children


The New Zealand Government’s support for the people of Samoa continues, through the Ministry of Health by delivering 30,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines for children between 5-and 11 years of age.

On its third day of the mass vaccination, the Ministry of Health last week announced the temporary suspension of the Pfizer vaccination as they ran short of their supply.

Today the Ministry of Health announced the resuming of Pfizer vaccination one day after New Zealand delivered the Pfizer vaccines.

Aotearoa New Zealand is supporting the Ministry of Health to protect Samoa’s children from COVID-19.

“We have committed to providing 80,000 doses of the paediatric Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5-11; 40,000 doses were delivered earlier this year to enable the rollout of the first dose.

This Sunday an additional were delivered to enable the second dose campaign to begin.

Getting vaccinated is the best thing you can do to protect your whanau and your community,” says the New Zealand Government.

According to the Ministry of Health, 97.6 per cent of Samoa’s eligible population have received their first dose, and 71.9 per cent have received their second dose.

The Ministry also confirmed that 48,475 people aged 18 years and over have received their booster shots so far.