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Vaccinations for children 5-11 begin Monday at Tafuna Health Center

COVID-19 vaccine viles

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With a shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old now on island, the Health Department (DoH) is launching this week for two-days a week, vaccination for this age group, as the government pushes a for vaccination rate of 90% or higher for the territory’s eligible population.

This is according to the DoH news conference last Friday afternoon, where it was also announced that all 261 travelers from the Nov. 1st flight from Honolulu have been released from quarantine while the positive case — on that same flight — remains in isolation at the DoH Alternate Care Facility (ACF) in Tafuna.

DoH’s Dr. Faiese Talafu said that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for this age group is now on island and vaccinations will be held on Mondays — starting today, Nov. 15th — and Wednesdays from 8a.m to 2p.m. at the Tafuna Health Center.

Details in Monday's issue.