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 Dr Maryann Heather
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Members of an Auckland church have changed their stance on the Covid-19 vaccine after the death of a member of their congregation. The Assembly of God Church of Samoa is the focus of the country's largest sub-cluster of the Delta outbreak. The country's latest victim of...
vials of covid-19 vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — As two companies announce COVID-19 vaccines with effectiveness rates above 90 percent, The Samoa Observer is reporting that the World Health Organisation warns it is too soon to say when they might reach Samoa’s shores. Two American companies in as many weeks have announced vaccines...
Amata shown recording a message
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata is encouraged by a bipartisan congressional update provided Thursday by doctors and scientists involved in coordinating development efforts. She will continue to urge federal authorities to take into account the territories’ unique status in their...
Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Honolulu, HAWAII — As the first COVID-19 vaccine inches closer to federal approval, Hawaii health officials continue to make preparations for shipments expected to arrive as early as next month. If the federal government approves a vaccine for emergency use, Hawaii could start vaccinating some...
meningococcal vaccine
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Earlier this week, a media report from Samoa noted that the independent state has issued a meningococcal warning. According to Talamua Online, Samoa Health Minister Tuitama Dr. Talalelei Tuitama said doctors have been instructed to take notice of children with high fever...
Safotu Hospital in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — The Nurses Association of Samoa has questioned the decision of the Ministry of Police to charge a nurse over the deaths of two toddlers in Savai’i when the findings of a postmortem are yet to be made known. The Nurses Association president, Solialofi Papalii, told the Samoa Observer...