People due for their second jab of the AstraZeneca can go to any vaccination centre – Dr Devi
Second jab can be taken after the 8 weeks mark from the first jab

People due for their second jab of the AstraZeneca can go to any vaccination centre – Dr Devi

Second jab can be taken after the 8 weeks mark from the first jab

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 18/06/2021
Head of the Vaccination Taskforce of the Health Ministry, Doctor Rachel Devi

The 59,000 people who are due for their second jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine can visit any of the vaccination centres open near their area to get the shot.

While speaking on the Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan program, Head of the Vaccination Taskforce of the Health Ministry, Doctor Rachel Devi says she has already briefed all the vaccination officials to ensure that they get people in for the second jabs.

Doctor Devi says people can contact the Ministry of Health if any vaccination centre is turning them away from taking the second jab.

She confirms that after studies done that AstraZenaca now has 92 percent efficacy after the second jab, they have also got the latest findings that the second jab can be administered after the 8th week from the first dose.

59,000 people are due to get the second jabs this week and next week, which will see the number of fully vaccinated people in the country rising further.

Doctor Devi also says it is clear in other countries like the UK and even India that with the increasing number of people getting vaccinated, the number of cases, severe cases and deaths start to decline.

For those who are still confused on whether they should get vaccinated, please check credible information and ensure that you get the layer of protection to help yourself and others, including the frontliners and the country as a whole.

You can watch the full Straight Talk interview on our website and facebook page, fijivillage.


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