Fiji is expected to roll-out the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination next week.
The second phase, comprising approximately 50,000 individuals, include the rest of the country’s frontline workers, healthcare workers including private practitioners, civil servants and individuals aged over 60 years and people with medical conditions that could worsen if they contract COVID-19 as well as those who attend Special Outpatients Department (SOPD) clinics either with at any of the ministry of health’s facilities or private healthcare provider country-wide.
Fiji’s Ministry of Health will be releasing a list of vaccination locations later this week and urges all eligible individuals to register to receive the vaccine.
There are two ways one could register, either via the online platform accessible via: vra.digitalfiji.gov.fj or your nearest health centre. Either way, interested individuals are advised that they must have their birth registration or citizenship number and photo IDs available.
Birth registration numbers (BRN) are printed on the birth certificates. For those who do not have a copy of their birth certificate, BRN’s can be acquired, at no charge, from any Birth, Deaths, and Marriage (BDM) Registry or your nearest health centre.
Meanwhile, it has been 14 days since Fiji’s last border quarantine case. The only active case remains isolated at the Lautoka Hospital.
Fiji has had 67 cases in total, with 64 recoveries and two deaths, since the first case was reported on March 19th 2020. The last 49 cases have been international travel-associated cases detected in border quarantine.
A total of 37,804 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 260 tests per day over the last 7 days, and a weekly average of 1670 tests per week over the last 2 weeks.
There are currently 1002 people who have recently arrived from overseas undergoing mandatory 14 day quarantine in government supervised border quarantine facilities.