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COVID vaccine viles and needle
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A legal ruling in Texas is opening the door to mandatory vaccinations in Hawaii, according to Hawaii’s attorney general. A federal judge allowed a Houston hospital to fire workers who refused to be vaccinated. The attorney general said that means the state can also...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale with other task force leaders
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While American Samoa’s vaccination numbers are still not at the level that health authorities say would adequately protect the territory if COVID-19 were to make its way here, the American Samoa Government (ASG) is looking at other ideas to encourage people to get...
DoH vaccination team in Amanave
Health Department medical personnel and others involved with the COVID-19 vaccination team pose for a photo earlier this month at Amanave village, where COVID vaccinations were administered at the Amanave CCCAS church for residents from villages on the far west side of Tutuila. This Saturday, June...
Local Army Reserve members signing up for vaccine
This Health Department photo posted on its Facebook page shows local soldiers of the US Army Reserve registering before getting the COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) vaccination site last Friday. [photo: DoH]
Starkist employees being vaccinated for COVID-19
This photo provided by the Department of Homeland Security shows some of StarKist Samoa’s employees during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Apr. 13th at the plant. According to the COVID Task Force information, 324 workers were vaccinated, a majority of them for their first shot.  [photo: ASG]
Caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi receiving the first injection of the 2-dose Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Covid-19 vaccination program started, Sunday (yesterday Samoa time) with caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi the first to receive his initial injection of the 2-dose Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Asked at the launch if he would be first to receive the...
Covid-19 vaccine bottles
Apia, SAMOA — The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Friday (Samoa time). According to the Samoa Observer, over 20,000 vials of the vaccine, sourced under the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility, arrived at the Faleolo International...
Statement from Japan's ambassador to Samoa & the UNICEF Pacific rep
Apia, SAMOA — Anticipating the arrival of the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, the Government of Japan this past week announced a humanitarian grant of US$140,000 (more than $300,000 tala) to support the Samoa’s efficient deployment of COVID-19 vaccines. The National Emergency Operation Center...
Task Force Chairman Lt. Governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After its latest COVID Task Force meeting on Monday, March 22, 2021, the COVID Task Force issued a press release after making several policy changes aimed at prioritizing resources for the ‘legitimately’ stranded residents while other categories of travelers will be...
Aiga bus with free rides to vaccine sites banner
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo taken around 12:30p.m Monday afternoon this week shows two bus drivers and one of the buses, at the parking lot of the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, the venue of the COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The buses with COVID-19 banners on them transport...

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