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Next phase of COVID-19 vaccination campaign begins in Suva, Nadi and Lautoka

Next phase of COVID-19 vaccination campaign begins in Suva, Nadi and Lautoka

By Shanil Singh
Monday 03/05/2021

The next phase of the COVID-19 Vaccination drive has started in Nadi, Lautoka and Suva this morning.

People are being urged to come at Prince Charles Park in Nadi and Tilak High School in Lautoka till 6pm.

For those living in Suva, you can go to the Special Outpatients Department at the CWM Hospital and the Queen Victoria School Old Boys Club Hall in Brewster Road till 5pm today.

This is latest batch of the 24,000 doses which arrived in the country this month and is currently being administered to the targeted high-risk groups.

The high-risk groups include the remaining frontline workers and those providing essential services during the lockdown and Fiji’s vulnerable population.

The essential services include all vaccine eligible people who are part of the air and rescue services, air traffic control services, ports services, civil aviation, telecommunication services, food and sanitary manufacturing plants and services, electricity services, emergency services, fire services, health and hospital services, lighthouse services, meteorological services, mine pumping, ventilation and winding, supply and distribution of fuel and gas, power, telecommunications, garbage collection, transport services, water and sewage services, Fiji National Provident Fund, Fiji Revenue and Customs Services, civil service, private security services and road services.

The Ministry of Health is encouraging persons with disabilities and individuals with co-morbid issues such as diabetes, hypertension, heart conditions, asthma, HIV, cancer, patients undergoing renal dialysis and any other medical condition to come forward and get vaccinated.

They are working with the targeted high-risk groups to ensure that all COVID-19 safe measures are observed at the vaccination sites.

People are being advised to strictly comply with the COVID-19 safe measures to ensure no compromise of anyone’s safety when at the vaccination site.

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