A second booster dose is available to those eligible

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services will begin administering the second COVID-19 booster dose to the eligible population on Friday, 27th May 2022.

Fijians aged 18 years and above and who have taken their first booster dose, can receive their second booster after an interval of 4 months.

COVID-19 vaccine boosters can further enhance or restore protection that might have waned over time after your primary vaccination series and the previous booster dose.

People are protected best from severe COVID-19 illness when they stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, which include a booster for many people, especially those who have severely or moderately weakened immune systems or medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, heart disease, HIV, etc.

Currently, more than 120,000 eligible Fijians have received their first COVID-19 booster. The Ministry of Health urges all eligible Fijians to get boosted because the virus and its new variants continue to be of concern and can cause a rise in the numbers of hospitalisations and deaths if the immunity from the vaccines in people lessens over time.

A COVID-19 booster is given when a person has completed their vaccine series, and protection against the virus has decreased over time.

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