Kehosi calls on people in Ontong Java to get vaccines

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Vaccination roll-out program at Luaniua in Ontong java last year.....Photo supplied
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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

Auki

MEMBER of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for ward 31 (Luaniua) in Malaita Outer Islands (MOI), John Kehosi calls on communities in Ontong Java to do all that is needed to protect them from the current covid-19 transmission.

In an interview, he said the situation is still active for the country and vaccination is paramount like never before.

He said it’s time communities within the atolls work closely together and heed health advices to protect everyone from the virus.

“One way of protecting our people is the vaccine and I urge those from Ontong Java whether on the atolls or elsewhere to take their vaccines.

“I know almost everyone of eligible population in Luaniua and Pelau had taken their vaccines, but there are few who are yet to complete their jabs and yet to get their vaccines must do so,” Kehosi said.

He said a health team is currently in Ontong Java, and it must be seen as an opportunity for the people of the two atolls to access medical help.

He adds, this is especially true given the geographic isolation of Ontong Java.


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