91 pct of adults in Samoa fully vaccinated against COVID-19

SUVA, April 25– About 91 percent of people aged 18 and above in Samoa have received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Samoa Observer newspaper on Monday, Director General of Health Leausa Take Naseri said the vaccination rate for the first and second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for 18- plus people has surpassed 91 percent in…

SUVA, April 25 (Xinhua) — About 91 percent of people aged 18 and above in Samoa have received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the Samoa Observer newspaper on Monday, Director General of Health Leausa Take Naseri said the vaccination rate for the first and second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for 18-plus people has surpassed 91 percent in Samoa.

Last Friday, Samoa tightened its travel restrictions as the COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the Pacific island nation.

As the COVID-19 cases rose towards the 7,000-mark, Samoa’s Ministry of Health issued a revised travel advisory, urging all incoming travelers to have their booster dose done prior to boarding the flight.

Last Tuesday, Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa said the whole country will remain on Alert Level 2 for the next two weeks until May 3.

Samoa has so far recorded 13 COVID-19 related deaths. Enditem

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