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American Samoa Medicaid State Agency director Sandra King-Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Medicaid State Agency director Sandra King-Young says last week’s medical charter went very well although the agency did encounter passengers arriving late to the security check-point as well as passengers traveling with pets. King-Young said the Jan. 13th...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa is requesting a “quarantine exemption” waiver from the Hawaii state government for all passengers arriving in Honolulu on the Jan. 13th medical charter flight — while at the same time, Hawaii authorities are requesting accommodation information in Honolulu...
Congresswoman Amata receiving the vaccine
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the FDA last Friday issued an emergency use of the second-vaccine, developed by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health, the territory’s first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine arrived safely last Saturday on the weekly cargo flight. Moderna has about 5.9 million...
 American Samoa Medicaid State Agency director, Sandra King-Young (middle) posed for a photo with her staff
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite being given fair warning by the Medicaid State Agency, as well as local news reports, some non-medical patients on the Oct. 26th medical charter took their complaints and criticism to social media after having to pay the required Medicaid cost-share of $920....
Epifania Rapozo (middle) and her two children
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Epifania Rapozo and her two children — who have been stranded in the territory since March after borders were closed — were among several non-medical passengers who traveled to Honolulu on Monday afternoon on the medical charter operated by Hawaiian Airlines. “My family...
Karl Prendergast (third left) and Bishop Peter Brown (4th left) and other Holy Family parishioners
Karl Prendergast (third left) has been an active member of the International Community, Holy Family Parish Catholic church at Fatuoaiga for many years.  He departed on Monday’s medical flight heading to Honolulu with others seeking medical treatment. At this past Sunday’s Mass, Bishop Peter Brown (...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two important changes have been announced from the Office of the Governor, American Samoa Medicaid Agency. Updates over the next few days on check-in time, etc. will be released as the information comes available. FIRST Due to unforeseen circumstances, the medical...