Advisory

VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN AGED 12-17

Last Updated on 18 hours by Publishing Team

Public Advisory

Wednesday 8th December 2021

COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN AGED 12-17 YEARS OLD

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination program in schools for children aged 12, 13, 14,15,16, and 17 years old. The following is the list of the first dose and second dose venues for the period of 8th December 2021.

The COVID-19 vaccines are available to children according to the following:

COVID-19 Vaccine Name Age Group Dose Required Second Dose Interval
Pfizer 12-14 2 21 days
Moderna 15-17 2 28 days

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

A 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
Children aged 12,13,14,15,16 and 17 years old Old Navua Hospital 9am-3pm
Suva
Children aged 12,13,14,15,16 and 17 years old Nehru Primary School 9am-3pm
Nasinu
Children aged 12,13,14,15,16 and 17 years old Rishikul Primary School 9am-3pm
Children aged 12,13,14,15,16 and 17 years old Nakasi Health Centre 9am-3pm
Rewa
Children aged 12,13,14,15,16 and 17 years old Nausori Health Centre 9am-3pm
Western
Tavua
Children aged 12,13, 14, 15,16 and 17 years old Tavua District  Primary School 9am-3pm
Ba
Children aged 12,13,14,15,16 and 17 years old St Theresa Primary School 9am-3pm
Children aged 12,13,14,15,16 and 17 years old Karavi Public School 9am-3pm
Lautoka
Children aged 12,13,14,15,16 and 17 years old St Thomas Primary School 9am-3pm
Nadi
Children aged 12,13,14,15,16 and 17 years old Nadi Sangam Primary School 9am-3pm
Sigatoka
Children aged 12,13,14,15,16 and 17 years old Sigatoka Methodist Primary School 9am-3pm
Northern
Macuata
Children aged 15,16 and 17 years old St Mary’s Primary School 9am-3pm
Bua
Children aged 15,16 and 17 years old Nasolo 9am-3pm
Children aged 15,16 and 17 years old Nasavu 9am-3pm
Children aged 15,16 and 17 years old Waikonadawa 9am-3pm
Children aged 15,16 and 17 years old Mataisolevu 9am-3pm
Children aged 15,16 and 17 years old Vuya 9am-3pm
Cakaudrove
Children aged 15,16 and 17  years old Khemendra Central School 9am-3pm
Taveuni
Children aged 15, 16 and 17 years old Waiyevo Health Centre 9am-3pm
Children aged 15, 16 and 17 years old 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.