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COVID-19: SODELPA MPs, Staff Get Their First Jabs

This was part of the vaccine rollout for the 24,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, which arrived into the country through the COVAX facility last Monday.
25 Apr 2021 11:55
COVID-19: SODELPA MPs, Staff Get Their First Jabs
SODELPA MP Aseri Radrodro and leader Viliame Gavoka get their COVID-19 vaccine jabs at Namosi House, Suva on April 24, 2021. Photo: SODELPA

Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) Members of Parliament received their first jabs of the AstraZeneca vaccines yesterday. They got their vaccine injections at Namosi House at Toorak, Suva, and were led by party leader Viliame Gavoka.

This was part of the vaccine rollout for the 24,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, which arrived into the country through the COVAX facility last Monday.

Party members who were there yesterday morning included SODELPA MPs Aseri Radrodro, Ro Teimumu Kepa, Tanya Waqanika and Salote Radrodro.

Party staff members were also present to receive their first jab.

Mr Gavoka said the party was committed to asking the general public to be immunised.

“The process is very efficient and painless. For anyone who is trying to believe that it is difficult, the only implication is that it will keep you safe and everyone safe,” he said.

“I thank the Ministry of Health and Medical Services staff for their professionalism and efficiency. I’m urging everyone to get registered for vaccination to protect yourself, loved ones and those around you.”

He also urged the public to strictly adhere to COVID-19 guidelines outlined by the ministry.

“It is crucial that we all cooperate with the ministry so it not only eases the work of our frontline staff, but to also reduce the risks of further transmissions,” he said.

Mr Radrodro said: “I am urging families and friends to make time, get yourself registered and take your first vaccine shot.”

Mr Gavoka also confirmed that in light of the latest development of COVID-19, the Secretariat had postponed the party’s Annual General Meeting for all constituencies and the Youth and Women Forum.

He said the Secretariat was in communication with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services – Fiji and the Registrar of Political Parties with respect to the matter.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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