BY SAMIE WAIKORI
People on Luaniua atoll in the Malaita outliers have been vaccinated.
Reports reaching the paper say 270 people of Luaniua community have received the jab.
The vaccination programme is part of national government’s priority to get people on the country’s border to be vaccinated due to the high risk of potential entry of covid-19 through the border.
According reports from the covid-19 health team in Luaniua yesterday, the programme in general is part of national government’s commitment to fight against covid-19 in the country.
The report said the team have been in Luaniua since Saturday last week, engaged with people on awareness of the vaccination until yesterday.
The purpose for the awareness was for people to understand the vaccine and to have their doubts clarified, especially regarding rumours which target the vaccine.
The report said the team’s engagement with communities in Luaniua was very successful resulting in positive turn out of people for the vaccination.
According to the report a total of 270 people from Luaniua and nearby settlements were vaccinated from Saturday to yesterday.
The report said people received the covid-19 vaccines were between 18yrs to 65yrs and as vaccination continues to roll-out, it will apply to other age groups.
It said the team left Luaniua for Pelau yesterday afternoon and expects to roll out similar vaccination programme for people in Pelau by today or tomorrow.