BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
Chinese nationals and Solomon Islanders planning to travel to China will be offered Sinopharm vaccine.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this yesterday in his nation-wide address.
“To front liners and essential workers in Honiara and other provinces and special groups including our students that plan to return to China for their studies and Chinese nationals who plan to travel to China will be offered Sinopharm vaccine,” he said.
Sogavare said the official launch of the Sinopharm covid-19 vaccine is set for this Friday in Honiara.
“I am pleased to announce that the Sinopharm covid-19 vaccine will be launched this Friday; the roll out will commence in Honiara.
“Since we only have 50,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine we can only vaccinate 25,000 people because it requires two doses to be administered at an interval of four weeks,” Sogavare said.