BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
A total of 4852 people are fully vaccinated against covid-19 as of Friday last week.
Dr Nemia Bainivalu, interim chair for the Vaccine Technical working group, echoed this yesterday at the covid-19 vaccine update radio talkback show on Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC).
“4852 people are fully vaccinated against covid-19 as of Friday 25th meaning the above stated number of people takes two required doses for covid-19,” he said.
Bainivalu adds by calling on people who yet to get their second dose of the covid-19 to “come forward to get vaccinated when you turn comes so you can join those who have completed theirs”.
“At the moment we are open to vaccinate those who will come to take their second doses. Check dates on your card and come forward to get your first dose,” he said.
Bainivalu said the covid-19 vaccination is still ongoing for people 18 years and above at the Central Field Hospital.
“For those who are yet to receive their first dose please go and take your first jab for covid-19.”
Dr Yogesh Choudhri, technical adviser to Ministry of Health and Medical services, reiterated that more than 4000 people have been fully vaccinated and that is close to nearly one percent of people of Solomon Islands.
“Congratulations and thank you for those of you who have come forward to receive your vaccine. We would like to encourage those of you who are yet to be vaccinated to share your stories as there have been a lot of misconceptions in terms of vaccine that are going.”