Vaccination picks up in Honiara

vaccination sites in Honiara.
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As the demand for vaccination picks up in view of the increasing covid-19 community transmission in Honiara city, more than 12,256 doses of vaccines have been administered during the period from 24 January to 9 February 2022.

Of the 12,256 doses administered to date, 1,823 were booster doses, 2,493 were second doses and 7,940 first doses.

“The current roll out strategy to the communities have showed great improvements in terms COVID-19 safety measures, much can be attributed to the support from community leaders and members,” said Health and Medical Services Minister Dr Culwick Togamana on Monday.

Nevertheless, the demand remains significantly higher therefore considerations to reopen fixed sites in Honiara is being reconsidered to compliment the community outreach roll out of the vaccines.

Meanwhile, training for selected Public Servants to conduct covid-19 testing at their workplaces continues with trainees undergoing practical sessions this week.

More of this training for other offices will continue.

Minister Togamana clarified that this will be made available for all government ministries, state owned enterprises, private sector firms, non-government organization, faith-based organizations and so forth, adding that there is no prioritization of a particular group in the whole exercise.