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Plans To Remove Some Coronavirus Measures Depending On Booster Stats

“Anyone who is sick should not be attending work or school. If you have coronavirus symptoms, you must get tested for the disease. If you test positive, isolation is mandatory for seven days.”
22 Aug 2022 17:19
Plans To Remove Some Coronavirus Measures Depending On Booster Stats
Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong. Photo: Leon Lord

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services will remove some of the remaining public health measures when more people continue their vaccination with booster doses.

Permanent Secretary, Dr James Fong, said it would be safer for the ministry to remove the remaining public health measures further when there’s a better level of protection.

What needs to be done Dr Fong said for this to happen, the ministry is currently targeting an 80 per cent booster coverage for those over 18 years of age.

“We may review this threshold if current trends in cases and severe disease hold,” he said.

 

“Anyone who is sick should not be attending work or school. If you have coronavirus symptoms, you must get tested for the disease. If you test positive, isolation is mandatory for seven days.”

He said 100 per cent of the estimated adult population have received one dose and at least 95 per cent have received the second dose.

“The vaccination of our target population has been progressing well with the 12 years and above coverage rate for Fiji being 99 per cent for dose one and 89 per cent for dose two.

“As of last Monday, a total of 61,828 individuals have received their third dose of the coronavirus vaccination while 23,508 individuals have been administered the fourth dose,” he said.

He has urged the public to get their booster vaccine doses at a vaccination site closest to them. The list of sites is provided daily on the ministry’s Facebook page.

 

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