COVID-19 in Fiji: West ahead in vaccination coverage

Fiji’s national vaccination coverage stands at 90.9% and 35.9% for the first dose and second dose inoculation respectively, with the western division recording the biggest numbers to date, covering almost 100% and 50% of their respective dose targets.

The latest numbers, as of 8 am today, showed increases in all four divisions.

The North recorded increases in the deployment of both doses on the back of increases in Bua (dose 1), Cakaudrove and Macuata (increase in both doses).

  • Northern Division
    • i> Bua – D1 increased from 72.6%; D2 unchanged
    • ii> Cakaudrove – Dose 1 (D1) increased from 75.9% and Dose 2 (D2) increased from 13.6%
    • iii> Macuata – D1 Increased from 85.2%; D2 increase from 9.4%
    • iv> Taveuni was not included in the first table shared yesterday. Theirs were recorded separately on the database. Our sincere apologies.

In the eastern division, increases in both jabs reflect increases in Lomaloma, Kadavu and in part, Lomaiviti. Rotuma and Lakeba remain unchanged. For reasons best known to the database administrators – Lomaiviti’s first dose numbers decreased from 96.6% to 95.6%. Second dose jabs however increased to 19.7%.

  • Eastern Division
    • i> Kadavu – Dose 1 up from 23.6%
    • ii> Lakeba – Unchanged
    • iii> Lomai – Dose 1 decrease from 96.6; Dose 2 increase from 19.2%
    • iv> Lomaloma – D1 increase from 69.8%; D2 increase from 11.5%
    • v> Rotuma – Unchanged

The central division reported significant increases. All subdivisions within it except Naitasiri recorded increases in the deployment of both doses. Naitasiri’s first dose remain unchanged but recorded an increase in second dose deployment.

  • Central Division
    • i> Naitasiri – First dose (D1) unchanged. Second dose increase
    • ii> Nasinu – Increase from 90.9% and 39.1% respectively
    • iii> Rewa/Nausori – Increase from 120% and 53.6% respectively
    • iv> Serua/Namosi – Increase from 80.3% and 27% respectively
    • v> Suva – Increase from 81% and 29.5% respectively
    • vi> Tailevu – Increase from 83.2 (D1) and 11.9 (D2)

The West has so far covered 99.9% of their first dose target population and 49.9% of their second dose coverage target on the back of following increased jabs in Nadi, Lautoka/Yasawa, and Tavua. Ba’s numbers remain unchanged. In Ra however, for reasons best known to those manning the database, both dose numbers decreased, from 83.1 to 82.5 (first dose) and from 30.4 to 30 (second dose).

  • Western Division
    • i> Ba – Unchanged
    • ii> Lautoka/Yasawa – D1 increase from 91.7; D2 increase from 50.6%
    • iii> Nadi – D1 increase from 95.8; D2 – increase from 52.7
    • iv> Nadroga – D1 unchanged; D2 increase from 52%
    • v> Ra – Decreased
    • vi> Tavua – D1 increase from 93.2; D2 increase from 35.6
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