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 Malia Su-emalo Lui, a receiving a covid-19 vaccination
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Pacific Island New Zealanders are now 90 percent fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and a public health expert is urging them to keep up that momentum in the New Year. In yesterday's daily briefing, the Ministry of Health said 90 percent of eligible Pacific people in New...
DOH VAX TEAM
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to 11 years olds has been put on hold by the Health Department for selected schools on Thursday, Dec. 16th and today, Friday, Dec. 17th at the vaccination sites, according to a DoH health advisory sent out late Wednesday afternoon. And this is...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG employees will be allowed to take paid leave — to either get their own COVID-19 shot or accompany their children to the vaccination site, during the government’s mass vaccination drive with the goal of reaching a 90% or more vaccination rate. In support of the...
COVID vaccine viles and needle
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa is widening its COVID-19 vaccination campaign with the vaccine to be given to children, five to 11 years old — following federal approval for this age group — and a mass vaccination will take place towards the end of this month to be carried out in...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fully COVID-19 vaccinated travelers from American Samoa will no longer be required to be quarantined upon arrival in Apia, under a new agreement set by authorities in Samoa, according to ASG Health Department (DOH) officials during a news conference yesterday where...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In its latest health advisory, the Health Department announced that the COVID-19 booster doses “are now available” for individuals who have completed the second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. DoH noted that the booster...
"Trust the Facts, Get the Vax" wave in Tafuna
"Trust the Facts, Get the Vax" were just some of the posters at the wave along the roadside in Tafuna on Saturday, Oct 23, 2021, urging the American Samoa community to get their COVID-19 Vaccination.  The Wave was spearheaded by the Tagata Tutu Faatasi Alliance (TTFAAS) and Le Fetuao Samoan...
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...

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