Vaccination sites for today

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The Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccination rollout for today will continue in Vaimauga District.

The vaccination sites are located at Manumalo Baptist Primary – Maluafou; BAHAI Montessori Pre-School; Samoa Adventist Primary School & Agape Pre-School; Vaimea Primary School.

The vaccines available at the sites are Paediatric Pfizer Vaccination for 5 to 11 years old, first dose only for children who have just turned 5 or have not yet vaccinated; boosters for 18 years and above with a minimum of three months since completing the first two doses of COVID-19 primary series vaccination and Pfizer vaccination for 12 to 17 years, for the first and second doses only.

The Ministry of Health encourages the public to ensure that you and your child wear masks; ate breakfast and stay 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.

Furthermore, after receiving the vaccine, it’s required to wait at the site for 15-20 minutes before exiting the compound.

All eligible population who are acutely ill or have a fever (of 380 C or higher) on the day of vaccination, or is one of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 will not be vaccinated unless they have fully recovered and re-tested with a confirmed negative result.

Your continued support is much appreciated and we urge you to continue to practice preventative measures of COVID-19 such as hand-washing, wearing masks, keeping 2 metres distance and avoiding crowded places to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19.”