Almost 5,000 vaccinated

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ABOUT 4,890 people have been vaccinated in Honiara, Malaita Outer Islands and Western Province as of Sunday.

This was confirmed in the National Situational Report released by National Disaster Council yesterday.

The report states the National Health Emergency Operations Centre (NHEOC) continues to support and enhance ongoing COVID operations, and promotion of other ongoing public health measures to prevent and protect all from COVID-19.

It states the National COVID Vaccination Rollout continues in Honiara as well as Malaita Outer Islands (MOI), Choiseul and Western provinces.

“Following these rollouts, approximately 7,455 doses of AstraZeneca has also been sent to the said provinces.

“To date, over 13,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted for arrivals as per quarantine testing protocols, pre-departure testing, suspected cases, reactivation cases and so forth,” the report states.

Furthermore, the report states the Testing labs includes National Referral Hospital Molecular Laboratory and Gizo Hospital Laboratory.

It states the testing capabilities remains intact and active.

“Work is also progressing in operationalizing testing capabilities in Malaita and Choiseul Provinces,” it states.

Official launching of the National COVID Vaccination Rollout campaign held in Gizo Provincial

Hospital on the 22nd of April, 2021 with a total of 201 persons vaccinated as of 25th April, 2021. TheWestern Border vaccination campaign is set to roll out soon with risk communication teams arriving safely in Nila, Shortland Islands.