More than 4000 vaccinated so far: PM

AstraZeneca vaccine. Photo by NDTV.
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A total of 4289 persons have been vaccinated in Honiara.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said this in his nationwide address Monday this week.

The Prime Minister said this represents 61 percent of the total doses allocated for Honiara.

Prime Minister Sogavare said the people vaccinated in Honiara so far include:

  • front-liners,
  • persons above 40 years of age
  • persons 18 years and above with underlying health condition
  • public figures including church leaders,
  • members of the diplomatic core and staff,
  • sporting groups who are scheduled for international games.

“I call on people in Honiara that come under the above categories to turn up this week for your vaccination at the Central Field Hospital,” he said.

The Prime Minister said the Honiara vaccination rollout will close this Friday.

He said all remaining doses of vaccines will be added to the allocation for the border zone.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sogavare said more than 400 people aged 18 years and over had been vaccinated in Malaita Outer Islands in the past week.

He said the vaccination team had arrived back in Honiara and data analysis to provide coverage percentage has started.

“Let me thank community chiefs, elders, church leaders and members of the Malaita Outer Island communities that supported the vaccination drive and came out to be vaccinated,” he said.

Sogavare said for those that have missed out, another visit will be made when the second tranche of AstraZeneca vaccines arrive in the coming months.