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Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last week’s news conference, Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale said the Administration is not making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory at this time, and that Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga has “resisted mandating anything to our people.” The COVID-19 Task...
Suli Tuitaupe dancing
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND — A Christchurch-based Samoan nurse is bringing a bit of island style beats to people during lockdown. And he's garnered quite the following. It's not hard to see what makes Suli Tuitaupe stand out. "He's got a happy vibe all the time and he shows it. It rubs off on...
People lining up at Disbursement window to get $100
People were lining up at the Disbursement window to pick up their $100, after they received their vaccination shot yesterday. Continuing their effort to ramp up vaccinations in the territory, the American Samoa COVID-19 Task Force is offering their latest incentive of $100 per shot to residents to...
Bishop Peter H Brown
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Leader of the Catholic Church in American Samoa, Bishop Peter Brown has called on his fellow Church leaders in the territory to encourage all to get vaccinated for COVID-19, as he is on lockdown in New Zealand, which is faced with the spread of the new delta variant. In a...
Health Department personnel pose for a staff photo last Saturday
Health Department personnel pose for a staff photo last Saturday during the “Protect AS One” festival at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tafuna. This photo was posted to the DoH Facebook page. [photo: DoH]
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Apia, SAMOA — People in Samoan eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are being urged to do so after new figures show the country's rates of vaccination falling behind other Pacific nations. The Samoa Observer reports the ANZ and Our World in Data survey shows only 35 percent of people have...
Dept. of Health logo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department has launched a survey to find out the public’s “attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccine”. For the person who answers, “no”, to the question as to whether you have taken one dose or none, the survey asks — “which best describes why you would not take a...
Dr. Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The fifth repatriation flight is still scheduled to depart on June 1st from Hawaii with plans for immediate discharge of ALL fully vaccinated travelers to their families following swab test results, according to a statement from the COVID-19 Task Force this week....
Leland Stein, left, takes a photo with his mother Sondra Green
NEW YORK (AP) — When Leland Stein heads to his 93-year-old mother’s senior living facility for Mother’s Day today, he’ll have flowers in hand, a bottle of bubbly and a year’s worth of hugs. “I miss Leland’s visits very much,” said Sondra Green, a retired Vassar College drama professor who counts...
Covid-19 vaccine bottles
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over half of American Samoa's population have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The government said about 37 percent of people completed their dual shots as of 22 March. American Samoans aged over 51 years and who were at a high risk of serious and/...

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