Secretary of Health Bob Williams has given dates for the rollout of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to the Pa Enua. KATRINA LINTONBON/21012914
With the majority of 12–15-year-olds on Rarotonga having now received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination, the roll-out will now move to the Pa Enua.
“While the 86 per
cent of 12 to 15-year-olds did not match the adult vaccination rate, we are
hoping the Pa Enua youth vaccination rate matches the close to 100 per cent
turn out for adults,” Secretary of Health Bob Williams said.
The Te Marae Ora
team recently held an information session for students and their
parents/caregivers and the vaccine roll-out will commence in Aitutaki on
Friday, concluding on Saturday October 16.
approximately 165 youths in the 12-15 age group on Aitutaki.
team is also expecting at least ten adults who either missed their second dose
in the previous roll-out, or have decided to be vaccinated.
the Te Marae Ora vaccination roll-out (first dose) will move to Atiu (18-19
October); Mitiaro (23-24 October); Mauke (28-29 October) and Mangaia (1-2
“I want to thank
those 12 to 15-year-olds on Rarotonga who did get their first vaccination.
“You are now only
one dose away from providing valuable protection against this virus for
yourself, your family, your friends and the community, meitaki maata” said