THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services is calling on all eligible people in our provinces to go to their vaccination sites and get vaccinated.
In his address to the nation this afternoon Minister of Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana said people must not wait for the virus to reach provinces first before getting their vaccines.
“Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Sinopharm vaccines are available to you.
“Therefore, do not wait for the virus to reach your provinces.
“Do it now,” Dr Togamana said.
In Honiara, the Minister said the vaccination team in Honiara has been conducting vaccination for frontliners and essential workers since yesterday.
“Once that is done, they will commence with the community outreach rollout,” he said.
He added that the Ministry of Health and Medical Services will also start mass COVID-19 testing and will start going out to communities to test people and advising people to self-isolate.
“We will start with the high risk zones.
“If you see more number of cases of cough and fever being reported from your communities, isolate yourself and inform 115 or 25256 and we will prioritise testing in your community,” the Minister said.
To the islands and provinces with potential for community transmissions due to movements of ships and passengers such as Malaita, Western and Makira provinces, the Minister urged you to adhere strictly to health advises.
- Remaining at home and limiting movements as much as possible.
- Practice frequently hand washing,
- Coughing into elbows
- Refrain from organizing social gatherings.
- Maintain social distancing of at least one or two meters from another person.
- And restrict any persons coming into your homes and areas.