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Dr Fong Impressed By Lauans Response To Vaccination

“The rapid escalation of doses in Lau has been very impressive for the first dose coverage rates,” Dr Fong said.
12 Sep 2021 16:27
Dr Fong Impressed By Lauans Response To Vaccination
Villagers of Narocivo in Nayau, Lau with after their COVID-19 vaccination at the village hall.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services Permanent Secretary, Dr James Fong, was impressed with the people of Lau Province who came forward in numbers to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr Fong thanked the people of Lau for their dedication and commitment.

“The rapid escalation of doses in Lau has been very impressive for the first dose coverage rates,” Dr Fong said.

“As I understand most of the fake news and conspiracy theories have been propagated through social media with influencers playing a big role.

“However, much of the impact has been due to the support of the Vanua…the leaders and the people of Lau have demonstrated a community spirit that bodes well for the future health of Fijians.”

Area Medical Officer Dr Raynold Waisale and his team were on the ground vaccinating villages in Southern Lau.

He said it was encouraging to see villagers in numbers ready to be vaccinated.

COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

  • Nayau Island: 99 %Salia Village: 100 %Narocivo Village: 99 %Liku Village: 100 %
  • Fulaga Island: 96 %Muanaicake Village: 92 %Muanaira Village: 100 %Naividamu Village: 97.5 %
  • Ogea Island: 100 %
  • Moce Island: 93.3 %Nasau Village: 91 %Korotolu Village: 99 %
  • Komo Island: 100 %
  • Oneata Island: 96 %Waiqori Village: 94 %Dakuiloa Village: 100 %

Edited by Rayape Karavaki

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