12,000 yet to get vaccine in Choiseul and Western

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Thelma measuring the mils before carrying out an injection. PHOTO BEN BILUA
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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO

TWELVE thousand people in Choiseul and Western provinces are yet to be vaccinated.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday this week said the additional 12,000 vaccinations will be done over the next three weeks.

Sogavare said in Choiseul province there are between eight to nine thousand people that are yet to be vaccinated.

“With this, I urge all adults 18 years old and above who are living among the Western Border communities in the Choiseul to ensure you come forward when the vaccination team comes to your communities to receive your COVID-19 vaccination,” he said.

Sogavare adds, as of Friday last week 10 out of 14 communities for immediate vaccination in the Shortlands have been completed. The remaining four communities will be completed in the next couple of weeks

“My good people am happy to inform you all that by last weekend. We had administered a total of 10899 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine with 7367 vaccinated in Honiara, 496 people in Malaita Outer Islands, 1147 people in Choiseul province and 1890 people in the Western province with 1077 at Shortland Islands, 260 at Gizo, 398 at Noro and 155 at Munda,” Sogavare said.


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