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Mass vax for Central Dist continues today with $100 offered per shot

COVID vaccine card
compiled by Samoa News staff

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While American Samoa remains one of the safest places in the world with no community spread of COVID — so far 10 positive imported COVID cases have been reported – five of which have previously been contained through isolation and are no longer infectious and the other five, which are currently undergoing isolation — according to a press statement from the COVID-19 Task Force.

As travel increases during the holiday season and a new variant called SARS-CoV-2 Omicron is worrying health officials, the push for a higher vaccination coverage and the protections provided by it – is all the more necessary.

The territory’s vaccination rate is at 66.8% for the fully vaccinated and the COVID Task Force with the support from the private sector is making a final big push in order to reach 90% or more before the end of the year.

The “TBD” are areas that will be known on Day 2 based on demand. [courtesy graphic]


70.3% with at least one dose

66.8% fully vaccinated

21.1% no shots yet

8.6% are not yet eligible (< 5 years old)


16 travelers from the November 18th flight remain in isolation to include 5 positives, 1 exposed, and 10 close contacts and will be released upon completion of the 14 day isolation period. All remaining travelers from the flight were discharged to their families last week.

The ASG Hawaii office reported that for the upcoming December 6th flight, 312 individuals were processed through the Talofa Pass system and 295 have since been approved as of this week. As with previous commercial flights, a more firm count of travelers will be obtained closer to the date of departure.

For more information please contact DOH at 219.

(Sources: ASG press releases)