BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
THE third COVID-19 vaccine to be introduced in the country, the Pfizer vaccine, is confirmed to arrive today.
Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Health, Pauline McNeil announced this Sunday.
“We will receive 100 thousand doses of Pfizer vaccine this week on Tuesday (today),” she said.
“We are looking forward to receiving Pfizer vaccine especially for less than 18 to 12 years and above and pregnant women.”
McNeil stressed for now the Ministry of Health has been working closely with Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development to map out to administer COVID-19 doses in schools.
That is still an ongoing discussion.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Friday 12th November confirmed in his national address that Pfizer vaccine will arrive in the country today.
Sogavare said Pfizer have been approved by the World Health Organisation for Emergency use for all persons 12 years and above.
He said that rollout will commence in Honiara and slowly expand to the provinces.