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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...
AstraZeneca logo
Apia, SAMOA —  Samoan authorities have laid out their COVID-19 vaccination plans, listing people who will receive the incoming Astra Zeneca vaccine by consent. The Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri, said the age group of 18 years and older would be vaccinated, but not those aged 85...
Department of Health's Aifili Dr John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Close to 24,000 COVID-19 vaccination shots have been administered to date in the territory. This is about 42 percent of the eligible population according to the Department of Health's Aifili Dr John Tufa. The latest vaccination site, which opened Monday at the Lee...
Chief executive of Tonga's Ministry of health Dr Siale Akauola
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — Tonga's Ministry of Health says it plans to vaccinate up to 70 percent of the population by the end of the year. The COVAX facility, an initiative set up to provide equitable access to vaccines, has put Tonga on the tentative list to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was...
Vials of Covid-19 vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Ministry of Health is moving to ensure all nurses are ready to administer the Covid-19 vaccine when it arrives. The Director General of Health said they want to make sure that every registered nurse is able to administer the vaccine to allow more people to be immunised. Leausa...
Amata getting vaccinated while wearing a mask
Washington, D.C. —  Saturday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata welcomed over $3.4 million in federal funding for the COVID-19 vaccine effort through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Specifically, this award provides $3,438,384.66 in federal funding to the American Samoa Department of...
An LBJ Medical Center medical team
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The medical team that traveled on Feb. 1 with the first repatriation group now in quarantine at the Tradewinds Hotel is urging members of the community to trust the process the Task Force and all medical experts are utilizing to make sure the Coronavirus will not enter...
Crowds at health center waiting for vaccination
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — DoH had announced early this week the arrival over the weekend on the cargo flight of more than 11,000 of doses for both Moderna and Pfzier vaccines, but the “first dose” was on hold until next week Wednesday. But by late yesterday morning, Samoa News received word and...
85-year old Si’i Noaese Taeatafa reading Samoa News
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The first group of repatriated residents of American Samoa, who received their first COVID-19 test on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, have all tested negative, which was confirmed to Samoa News by the Department of Health Chief of Operation (COO) Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr,...
Covid-19 vaccine bottles
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health Department announced yesterday afternoon that Tafuna Community Health Center would not open today, Saturday, Jan. 30th for COVID-19 vaccination. DoH said it maxed out COVID-19 first doses for the month of January, as of Friday, Jan. 29th, and “are awaiting the...

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