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Do Not Fear Booster Dose, Vikash Urges

A statement published yesterday on the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Facebook page stated the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine had been authorised for use as the booster dose by regulatory authorities and that it would provide stronger and longer-lasting protection against the COVID-19 virus.
06 Jan 2022 14:24
Do Not Fear Booster Dose, Vikash Urges
Vimal Vikash holds his vaccination card after receiving his booster shot at the Kshatriya hall in Lautoka on January 5, 2022. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Lining up at 8am yesterday, Vimal Vikash waited outside the Kshatriya Hall in Lautoka to get his booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The 42-year-old of Drasa Vitogo, Lautoka was there as Police officers stationed at the hall prioritised members of the public aged 60 and over and also ensured that social distancing and mask-wearing was strictly adhered to.

Mr Vikash said he received his first dose of the AstraZeneca on May 3, last year, and his second dose on July 26.

“This one is different because it’s Moderna for the booster. I don’t feel anything after taking it, I also took it because I am working in plumbing. My advice to people is do not be afraid, just take it because this is okay,” he said.

He said he was the sole breadwinner and resides with his 80-year-old mother, who had also taken her booster dose.

A statement published yesterday on the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Facebook page stated the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine had been authorised for use as the booster dose by regulatory authorities and that it would provide stronger and longer-lasting protection against the COVID-19 virus.

“All individuals aged 18 years and above are eligible to receive the COVID-19 booster dose. An individual can receive the COVID-19 booster dose if he/she has received their initial two doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at least 5 months ago,” the statement read.

Members of the public in the Western Division who wish to also take their booster doses can do so at the Rakiraki Muslim Primary School, Ba Health Centre, Lautoka Kshatriya hall, Nadi Civic Centre and the Sai Hall for those residing in the Nadroga /Navosa area from 9am to 3pm.

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