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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/...
Dept of Health staff at Lee Auditorium
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Health’s medical staff is at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, where DoH has started another round of COVID-19 vaccinations for three-days this week — Monday, Mar. 15, today, Wednesday, Mar. 17th and Friday, Mar. 19th from 8a.m. to 3p.m. In a health...
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,...

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