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Frontliners In Cakaudrove Get COVID-19 Vaccines

Ms Racule encouraged people not be distracted with fake news posted on social media about the vaccine.
14 Mar 2021 11:00
Frontliners In Cakaudrove Get COVID-19 Vaccines
Staff from Pacific Energy Savusavu Terminal with their appointment card for dose two after receiving the Astra Zeneca Vaccine at the Savusavu Hospital on March 12, 2021. Photo: Laisa Lui.

Frontliners in the Cakaudrove Province received their COVID-19 vaccination at the Savusavu Hospital on Friday, with Subdivisional Hospital Nurse Manager Tarisi Racule taking the first jab.

Ms Racule said leaders in the various government departments should also take the lead in being vaccinated.

“I consider myself lucky to be the first to be vaccinated with the Astra Zeneca Vaccine in the Cakaudrove subdivision,” she said.

“I know it has been up in the media about the side effects of this vaccine, but since I got vaccinated this morning I have continued with my administration work.

“I want to assure the public that the vaccine is safe as I did not feel anything at all apart from a minor headache.

“After the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted for the fever clinics, we continue to emphasise on the importance of sanitising and washing hands.”

Ms Racule encouraged people not be distracted with fake news posted on social media about the vaccine.

“The vaccine is safe it will definitely keep us safe in the long run,” she said.

Meanwhile, Pacific Energy Savusavu Terminal Manager Asish Vikash mentioned his appreciation for the Government’s efforts in ensuring the safety of the frontlines.

Mr Vikash stated the importance of getting vaccinated, as every two weeks a vessel from abroad arrives into the country bringing oil tanks and fuel.

He said it was a bonus, as from time to time as they travel abroad for training purposes and would not have to go through a hassle.

Pacific Energy Environment Compliance officer Romika Prerana is glad to be the first from the Suva office to be vaccinated and hopes that other front liners will come forward and be vaccinated

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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