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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Last Updated on 3 months by Publishing Team

COVID-19 vaccination drive concludes in Vanua Levu for this batch

17 May 2021. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services wishes to inform the public that the COVID-19 vaccination drive for the target population has concluded in Taveuni, Savusavu and Macuata in Vanua Levu. The public will be advised as more vaccines are rolled-out around the country.

Given the COVID-19 status quo and the need to take extreme caution against the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease, a strategic vaccination roll-out plan is being formulated for Viti Levu. The Ministry of Health will make necessary announcements once it is safe to do so. For now, the public is urged to follow all national COVID-19 safe protocols that are in place to control the outbreak.

For those who have not registered for the COVID-19 vaccines are encouraged to register online at vra.digitalfiji.gov.fj. Ensure that the registration reference number is safely kept. At this stage, the Ministry of Health’s priority is to vaccinate the high risk population which include the frontline workers, persons with disability, people over 60 years of age and people with comorbidity issues as they are easily susceptible to the disease. The Ministry of Health reassures all vaccine eligible individuals that they will be vaccinated in due course of time. Fiji will continue to receive the COVID-19 vaccines in batches similar to the other countries.

For those who have been vaccinated, expect mild side-effects similar to any other vaccine. In a very rare circumstance, should a person experience any unusual side effects, they can visit the nearest health centre or hospital. The health staff are trained to treat the side effects.

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