There have been no COVID-19 deaths in individuals who received a booster dose - Health Ministry

There have been no COVID-19 deaths in individuals who received a booster dose - Health Ministry

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 19/02/2022

An analysis by the Health Ministry says unvaccinated adults in Fiji have been dying at a rate 17.8 times higher than fully vaccinated adults during the third wave of COVID-19.

There have been 128 deaths during the third wave.

Five deaths were in the population not eligible for vaccination which is under age of 12.

The Health Ministry says individuals of the 12-17 age group who died were not vaccinated.

There were 7 deaths below the age of 19 years and 6 out of the 7 children had significant pre-existing medical conditions while one child had no known underlying medical condition.

It says there have been no COVID-19 deaths in individuals who received a booster of the vaccine.

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