As of January 31st, 73,630 individuals have received booster doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the 142,240 persons considered eligible.
The Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says this represents a 52% coverage rate for booster-eligible persons.
He says they are also expecting to receive more Pfizer vaccines this week to be used for booster doses and as a vaccine for children.
Dr Fong adds the booster vaccine and vaccination for children are not considered mandatory, however, they encourage 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.
Meanwhile, 92.7 percent of the adult target population have received two doses of a COVID vaccine.
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