Vaccination roll-out continues at slow rate

Isabel Provincial Health Director Dr Tony Quity, who is also the son of Rt Reverend Bishop Ellison Quity, taking his COVID-19 jab at the launch event.
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COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the country continues, but a very slow rate, it is reported.

This was reported by the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC).

“Vaccination roll-out continues but at a slow rate. Members of the public 18 years and above are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated,” the report situational report said.

“Over sight Committee through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services is calling out on all nationals to get vaccinated given the increase in cases throughout the region and more so the Delta-variant which is of great concern to the country.

“With this vaccination roll-out for all citizens including foreign nationals continues for Honiara, Guadalcanal, Western, Choiseul and the Malaita Provinces. Roll-out to the remaining provinces is progressing which includes training for all front liners.

“The Government remains committed in ensuring there is a zero COVID-19 community transmission and have been successful so far in containing it within the quarantine walls.”