PRESS RELEASE

AstraZeneca Vaccination Update

Last Updated on 6 months by Publishing Team

Media Release                                                                   

COVID-19 Vaccination

April 16th, 2021

Following the huge turnout at vaccination sites across the country this week, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services previously announced that this phase of the campaign would end on Saturday, April 17th, and even earlier on Friday, April 16th for some sites, depending on the availability of vaccines.

We are now announcing that all vaccination sites will close today, Friday, April 16th, with some already closing, as the current vaccine supply has been exhausted. No sites are expected to be open for vaccination tomorrow. The little remaining vaccine stock will be used for targeted vaccination activities.

More than 50,000 people in Fiji have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, with 12,354 people vaccinated yesterday alone. It is evident through this massive turnout that Fijians are once again committed to protecting themselves, their families, and Fiji during this pandemic.

Today we are also announcing that our second batch of vaccines through the COVAX facility is expected within-country next week. The next phase of the vaccine rollout will start soon after these 24,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are received.

Therefore, if you missed out on getting vaccinated this time, please stand by for the start of the next phase in the next 2 weeks.

Until then, please do continue to register to get vaccinated. Registering in advance will reduce your waiting time at future vaccination sites.

Why do I need to register?

  • The registration will help the Ministry of Health and Medical Services plan and coordinate the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
  • The vaccine used requires 2 doses given within a specific time period for maximum protection against the virus.
  • You will be reminded in time for your second dose once you have registered and received your first dose.

Where can I register?

Register at your nearest Health Facility

You will need a Valid Photo ID (Passport, Voter ID Card, FNPF Card, Driver’s License, Student ID, TIN Joint Card).

You may also register online at vra.digitalfiji.gov.fj

You will need your Birth Registration Number and a valid photo ID (Passport, Voter ID Card, FNPF Card, Driver’s License, Student ID, TIN Joint Card). The birth registration number is on your birth certificate. If you don’t have your birth certificate, please go to your nearest Births, Deaths, and Marriages office to locate your birth registration number free of charge.

Foreign Nationals Living in Fiji

You will need your Permit Number and a valid photo ID (Passport, Voter ID Card, FNPF Card, Driver’s License, Student ID, TIN Joint Card) to register.

Naturalised Citizens

You will need your Citizen Certificate Number (CCN) and a valid photo ID (Passport, Voter ID Card, FNPF Card, Driver’s License, Student ID, TIN Joint Card).

For more information visit the Ministry of Health and Medical Services website health.gov.fj

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