Advisory

COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN

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Public Advisory

Thursday 11th November 2021

COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN AGED 15-17 YEARS OLD

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination program in schools for children aged 15, 16, and 17 years old. The following is the list of the first dose and second dose venues for the period of November 11th, 2021.

Since the first outbreak of the COVID-19 disease, Fiji has recorded over 45,000 cases with over 500 deaths. To date, more than 540,000 vaccine-eligible Fijians have been fully vaccinated. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services continues to target populations who are at a high risk of COVID-19.

To get vaccinated, the vaccine-eligible child’s parent/guardian is encouraged to register their child on the online vaccination registration system before presenting to vaccination sites.

Parents/guardians can register their child online on this site at VRS Covid-19 Minors Registration (digitalfiji.gov.fj)

Requirements for online registration:

  • Birth Registration Number/ Citizenship Number/Permit Number for the parents/guardian which can be found on the Birth Certificate/Citizenship Certificate/Permit Certificate.
  • Valid photo identification of parent/guardian (Joint FNPF/FRCA, driver’s license, passport, student ID, or FNPF card).
  • Child’s Birth Registration Number/Citizenship Number/Permit Number which can be found on Birth Certificate/Citizenship Certificate/Permit Certificate.

For any queries on online registration, please email vrsupport@digitalfiji.gov.fj / Digital Fiji – 9983728.

For issues with Birth Registration Numbers, contact:

  • Central Division: Registrar General – 9905125/ Deputy Registrar General – 9908953
  • Northern Division: Deputy Divisional Registrar North – 9443320
  • Western Division: Deputy Divisional Registrar West – 9905127

For Citizenship or Permit Number, contact:

  • Digital Fiji – 9983717

Parent/guardian who is unable to register online, can register their child at the vaccination site. Parent/guardian must bring valid photo identification (Joint FNPF/FRCA, driver’s license, passport, student ID, or FNPF card).

All vaccine-eligible children who are residing far from their schools such as boarding school students or those who returned to their villages as a result of COVID-19 disease outbreak and lockdown can go to their nearest school to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Schools covered Venue Time
Central
Serua/Namosi
All school students aged 15 years and above Old Navua Hospital 9am-3pm
Suva
All school students aged 15 years and above John Wesley Primary School 9am-3pm
Nasinu
All school students aged 15 years and above Rishikul Primary School 9am-3pm
All school students aged 15 years and above Bhawani Dayal Primary School 9am-3pm
Rewa
All school students aged 15 years and above Nausori District School 9am-3pm
Tailevu
All school students aged 15 years and above Tailevu North College 9am-3pm
Western
Rakiraki
All school students aged 15 years and above Rakiraki District School 9am-3pm
All school students aged 15 years and above Barotu Primary school 9am-3pm
Tavua
All school students aged 15 years and above Tavua District Primary 9am-3pm
Ba
All school students aged 15 years and above St Theresa’s Primary school 9am-3pm
Lautoka
All school students aged 15 years and above St Thomas Primary School 9am-3pm
Nadi
All school students aged 15 years and above Nadi Sangam Primary School 9am-3pm
Sigatoka
Korolevu Medical Area
All school students aged 15 years and above Taqaqe District School 9am-3pm
Sigatoka Medical Area
All school students aged 15 years and above Sigatoka Methodist Primary School 9am-3pm
Raiwaqa Medical Area
All school students aged 15 years and above Raiwaqa Health Centre 9am-3pm
Keiyasi Medical Area
All school students aged 15 years and above Namataku District School 9am-3pm
Lomawai Medical Area
All school students aged 15 years and above Naidovi Primary School 9am-3pm
Valley Area
All school students aged 15 years and above Waicoba District School 9am-3pm
Northern
All school students aged 15 years and above Nasea Health Centre 9am-3pm
Cakaudrove
Savusavu
All school students aged 15 years and above Khemendra Central School 9am-3pm
Taveuni
All school students aged 15 years and above Waiyevo Health Centre 9am-3pm
All school students aged 15 years and above Taveuni Central Primary 9am-3pm
All school students aged 15 years and above Vuna Health Centre 9am-3pm

Before going to the vaccination site:

  • Ensure that you are carrying all the necessary documents requested.
  • Ensure that your child eats well; and
  • Carry a bottle of water to stay hydrated.

Please follow all COVID-19 safe measures when going to the vaccination site:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 meters.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently; and
  • Keep the careFIJI app on your mobile phone always on.