Over 24,000 now fully vaccinated
Over 24,000 people who are eligible to be vaccinated have now received the full dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Data released by the Ministry of Health on Thursday showed that the total number of people who have been fully vaccinated now stands at 24,048 which represents 19.7 per cent of the eligible population.
And of the 24,048 people in the country who have been fully vaccinated 12,611 are males and 11,437 are females.
This means a total of 1,409 people have been fully vaccinated since Tuesday.
There are currently 64,203 people who have received the first dose of the vaccine which represents 52.7 per cent of the eligible population vaccinated.
Out of the 64, 203 people who received the first dose of the vaccine 35,327 are males and 28,876 are females.
Earlier this week the Australian government provided a further 30,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Samoa.
A statement issued earlier this week by the Australian High Commission said Australia is proud to partner with Samoa and revealed the arrival of 30,000 Australian-manufactured AstraZeneca doses on Monday.
The vaccines’ recent delivery to Samoa is part of Australia’s commitment to share up to 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses with its closest partners in the Pacific and Timor-Leste by mid-2022.
Australian High Commissioner to Australia, Emily Luck, said in a statement issued late April this year that they marked the historic moment when Samoa joined the global roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines shipped across the world through the COVAX Facility, which is a multilateral initiative aimed at achieving equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Samoa started its vaccination roll out in April this year after receiving 24,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the World Health Organisation-supported COVAX Facility.
Samoa remains COVID-19-free however the M.O.H. remains on high alert and is taking precautionary measures for the safety and wellbeing of its people.