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Med staff administering a covid-19 vaccination
This recent Health Dept photo shows medical staff administering the COVID-19 vaccine. In the latest announcement yesterday, DoH said, “Only second doses of COVID- 19 vaccine” will be available today, Friday, Feb. 19th, at the Tafuna Community Health Center, but not the first dose. DoH says there is...
Gov, Lt. Gov. and some members of COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Repatriated passengers quarantined at the Tradewinds Hotel, eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine will be vaccinated prior to being released from their required 14-day quarantine period, says Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, during a news conference last Friday...
Hawaii vaccine timeline graphic
Honolulu, HAWAII — As Hawaii continues its mass vaccination effort, advocates worry that Pacific Islander communities don’t have adequate access to vaccines. Non-Hawaiian Pacific Islanders – particularly Chuukese, Marshallese and Samoan communities — make up 23% of Hawaii’s coronavirus cases, even...
A crowd under a tent waiting to get vaccinated
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Data rreleased Wednesday by the Health Department provides a breakdown of those who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by age group. Based on the data, DoH said that the territory’s population of 61 years and older, who may be living with chronic...
A crowd with masks at DoH
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga “remains hopeful and optimistic” that repatriation flights “will be successful and that the Territory will maintain the least amount of COVID-19 cases globally.” This is according to a statement from the Governor’s Office,...
ASG’s new Treasurer, Malemo Tausaga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Treasurer Malemo Tausaga during his confirmation hearing before House Ways and Means Committee this week highlighted a few issues regarding the status of the ASG economy. He said that according to the First Quarter of this Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021), the ASG...
Latter-day Saints missionaries
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionaries wait under a tent on Wednesday for their COVID-19 vaccinations at the Tafuna Community Health Center. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Individuals waiting to get their COVID-19 vaccine under a tent next to the DoH quarantine facility in Tafuna
COVID-19 vaccine is now available for people in American Samoa 65-yrs and older. ThisDoH photo yesterday morning shows individuals waiting under a tent next to the DoH quarantine facility in Tafuna to be called to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Those getting their shots yesterday were both for the...
Dr. Iotamo Saleapaga (far left) and the hospital’s medical staff
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the safe arrival of the Pfizer vaccine over the weekend, patients and escorts approved for the medical charter next month, overseen by the American Samoa Medicaid State Agency — the Medicaid Office, were given the vaccine yesterday inside the “Quarantine Tent” at...
Medicaid Director Sandra King Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA, — In a Dec. 17 memo to Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga, Medicaid Director Sandra King Young is calling on the COVID Vaccine Distribution Taskforce to prioritize referral patients going on the Jan. 8 medical charter. She stated, “Pursuant...