The COVID-19 vaccination drive has started on a high note in Lau with about 88.7% of the targeted population in Lakeba and 77.3% in Moala receiving their first dose.
This has been confirmed by the Medical Officer for Lakeba in Lau Doctor Raynold Waisele while speaking on the Bula Ko Lau discussion forum in the iTaukei language.
Doctor Waisele says 748 from the 842 villagers in Lakeba have been vaccinated and the 98 who are left have indicated to them that want to get vaccinated so they will get their shots this week.
He says on the island of Moala, 615 of the 796 villagers have been vaccinated from the first batch that has arrived, and more will be vaccinated as the second batch will be arriving this week.
Meanwhile, the Sub Divisional Medical Officer of Lakeba Doctor Setareki Sowane says they have been conducting awareness throughout the villages before the vaccines arrived and that was why they got a lot of positive responses.
Doctor Sowane says the villagers thanked them for enlightening them on the COVID-19 vaccine as more negative views were circulated before they could hear the truth about it.
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