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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Last Updated on 7 months by Publishing Team

02 May 2021

The latest batch of the 24,000 first dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, which arrived in the country this month, is currently being administered to the targeted high-risk groups. These high-risk groups include the remaining frontline workers and those providing essential services during the lockdown and Fiji’s vulnerable population.

The essential services include all vaccine eligible people who are part of the: air and rescue services, air traffic control services, ports services, civil aviation, telecommunication services, food and sanitary manufacturing plants and services, electricity services, emergency services, fire services, health and hospital services, lighthouse services, meteorological services, mine pumping, ventilation and winding, supply and distribution of fuel and gas, power, telecommunications, garbage collection, transport services, water and sewage services, Fiji National Provident Fund, Fiji Revenue and Customs Services, civil service, private security services and road services.

Beginning Monday 03 May 2021, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services will roll out the COVID-19 vaccination campaign at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi, and Tilak High School in Lautoka from 9 am to 6 pm. The continuance of this vaccination campaign will depend on the availability of the vaccine doses.

In this phase of vaccination roll-out, the Ministry of Health strongly encourages persons with disabilities and individuals with co-morbid issues such as diabetes, hypertension, heart conditions, asthma, HIV, cancer, patients undergoing renal dialysis and any other medical condition to come forward and get vaccinated.

The Ministry of Health is working with the targeted high-risk groups to ensure that all COVID-19 safe measures are observed at the vaccination site. In the light of recent events and out of an abundance of caution, the public is advised to strictly comply with the COVID-19 safe measures to ensure no compromise of anyone’s safety when at the vaccination site.

For those who are going to the vaccination centers, please:

  1. Wear a proper mask and do not remove your mask to talk to anyone.
  2. Maintain a safe physical distance of 2 metres;
  3. Carry an effective hand sanitizer, frequently sanitize your hands;
  4. Download and activate the careFIJI application on your mobile;
  5. Do not handshake, mingle or get close with anyone who is not from the same household as you.
  6. Bring your water bottle and essentials so that you do not have to share them with anyone.
  7. Please be patient, do not overcrowd, and wait for your turn to get vaccinated.

For those who are yet to register and are eligible to be vaccinated in this phase, the Ministry of Health encourages registering online before going to the vaccination centre. If you know someone within your household who requires assistance with the registration, please assist them. If you face any issues with the registration, kindly contact 158 for clarification.

By registering online, you will reduce the amount of time spent at the vaccination site and among others.

To register, go to: 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 are facing difficulties in registering, please contact our call centre on 158.

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).