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    Health to address vaccine hesitancy

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO THE Ministry of Health and Medical Service is now working on readjusting its risk communication strategy to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in communities. This readjustment was made following vaccine resistance incidents on...

    Vax set at 90 percent before borders can reopen: PM

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    PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says Cabinet has set a target of 90 percent full vaccination coverage to reopen our international borders. Prime Minister Sogavare in his nationwide address yesterday said Cabinet has directed the Oversight...

    15,000 people so far vaccinated on Malaita

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    BY SAMIE WAIKORI Auki AS of Wednesday this week, a total of 15,613 people have taken their vaccine since the roll-out of covid-19 vaccination program in Malaita province. An achievement for the provincial health however, the sad...

    Solomon Water supports vax drive

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    One of the country’s state-owned enterprises, Solomon Water, has chipped in to support the national vaccination campaign. It is giving a three-month discount period for customers who are vaccinated. In support of Government and the Chamber...

    Only 6.4% are fully vaccinated

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO ONLY 6.4 per cent of the targeted population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Health and Medical Services Pauline McNeil in a...

    PM calls for more to get vaccinated

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO IMPACT of any COVID-19 community transmission here will be far worse than what we’ve seen in Fiji, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says. He was speaking during his COVID-19 national address on Monday. “The...

    Makira Launches COVID-19 Immunization Program

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    The Premier of Makira Ulawa Province, Julian Maka’a has officially launched the Province’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Program in Kira Kira, the Provincial Capital. In his special official opening remarks September 9, 2021, Mr Maka’a said...

    Vaccination stopped at central field hospital

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO Vaccination will no longer take place at the central field hospital (CFH). This exercise ceased last week to allow the field hospital to resume its purpose as an isolation centre. This was revealed...

    New unit to manage health COVID funds

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    THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) says it has established its Project Management Unit (PMU). This unit, the ministry added, will start the implementation of the $40 million COVID-19 Emergency Response Project that...

    Renbel rolls out COVID-19 vaccine

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    RENNELL and Bellona (Renbel) launched their COVID-19 vaccination roll out last Wednesday. Makira-Ulawa Province followed on Thursday. This leaves Temotu, the only province yet to launch its COVID-19 vaccination roll out program before nation-wide launch and...