Over 90% of Fijians above the age of 15 now fully vaccinated

Over 90% of Fijians above the age of 15 now fully vaccinated

By Shanil Singh
Tuesday 18/01/2022
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More than 90% of Fijians over the age of 15 are now fully vaccinated.

Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says the immunity that has been built through vaccination, together with the numbers of people who have gained immunity due to prior infection means that the vast majority of people infected by Omicron will have a manageable illness and can recover at home.

Dr Fong says for the current vaccination campaign, 48,946 adults have received their booster dose while 142,240 people are still due.

He says their current stock of the Moderna vaccine which is being used as the booster dose are in excess of 100,000 doses and they are also expecting more doses of the Pfizer vaccine this month.

Dr Fong adds the Ministry of Health has almost completed preparations to facilitate the deployment of Pfizer doses to be used as booster doses for adults and for children above 12 years of age.

Meanwhile 92.5% adults in Fiji have received both doses so far while 97.9% have atleast received the first dose.

30,124 children between the ages of 15 and 17 are fully vaccinated while 10,657 children between the ages of 12 and 14 have received both doses.

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