As of 24th January, 68,099 individuals have received booster doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine so far from the 142,240 persons considered eligible.
Permanent Secretary of Heath Doctor James Fong says this represents a 48% coverage rate for booster-eligible persons.
He says they are also expecting to receive more Pfizer vaccines soon which will be used for booster doses and as a vaccine for children.
Dr. Fong stresses the booster vaccine and vaccination for children are not considered mandatory, however, they are encouraging all eligible individuals to be vaccinated or get a booster dose and help navigate Fiji into a safer COVID zone that supports the socio-economic revival and safer reopening of schools.
He adds vaccination of children under 12 years remains part of ongoing discussions as sourcing them remains difficult.
92.6% of the adult target population is fully vaccinated while 98% have received at least one dose.
This means 605,842 adults have received at least one dose of a vaccine while 527,722 people have received both doses.
30,431 children between the ages of 15 to 17 are fully vaccinated and 37,319 children have received at least one dose.
10,657 children between the ages of 12 to 14 have also received both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine while 21,640 children have received at least one dose.Click here for full COVID-19 update
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