Prime Minister Tuilaepa leads vaccination drive

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has led the mass vaccination campaign by example by receiving his vaccination.

The Prime Minister was vaccinated inside the Cabinet room with his deputy, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa and a host of other Cabinet Ministers on Wednesday, photos released by the Government show.

The vaccination of leaders was done ahead of the mass vaccination drive, which started on Thursday and continues on Friday.

The country has gone on complete lockdown from 7am until 5pm while groups made up of health workers and public servants have been mobilized to ensure everyone in Samoa is vaccinated.

 What you need to know about Thursday and Friday:

  • All fixed vaccination sites (except for hospitals) are closed. Only mobile units, going door to door will be administering vaccinations.
  • Please stay at home to ensure a mobile unit can vaccinate your entire household.
  • Place a red tie or flag outside your home if you HAVE NOT been vaccinated and a mobile unit will know to come. This will not be the only reason they will stop at your home.
  • Utilities and emergency services to remain open: water, power, fire and emergency, police, security, shopping, civil aviation and the hospitals and morgues and petrol stations.
  • The only private sector businesses allowed to work are hospitality and accommodation, communications, and private morgues.
  • No one is to be driving on the roads unless they are heading to a hospital for treatment or working on the mass vaccination campaign.
  • There will be no travel between Savai’i and Upolu until Saturday, unless it is required to seek treatment or overseas travel.


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