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Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After consultation with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local physicians, the Health Department has made a change in the test samples from the local imported COVID-19 cases to be sent to CDC to test for the type of variant. This was revealed...
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...
DoH Pharmacist, Dr. Francine Amoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Even before the COVID-19 vaccine arrives on island this weekend, questions are already being raised as to whether an individual — especially first responders — can opt out from getting the new vaccine, manufactured by Pfizer Inc. There are also questions of whether the...
Vials of Covid-19 vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — As two companies announce COVID-19 vaccines with effectiveness rates above 90 per 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 currently in their testing phase have...
Young girl with her puppy in front of Vet clinic.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While the Veterinarian Clinic in Tafuna is notifying members of the public regarding the current situation of no vaccines or other supplies, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Rep Su’a Alex Jennings has asked Health Director Motusa Tuileama Nua for...