Fiji receives last batch of COVID-19 vaccines from Australia

Fiji has received the final batch of the one million vaccine doses pledged by Australia.

Australia’s High Commissioner to Fiji John Feakes said they have been able to surpass their initial commitment for the AstraZeneca jabs.

“And we’re here today to announce that we’ve delivered almost 1.1 million vaccines in the six months. But it doesn’t end here as our support for Fiji will continue”

Fiji’s Minister of Health Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said the donation enabled Fiji to vaccinate more than 50 percent of the target population against COVID-19.

Australia has also assisted with other forms of aid including medical equipment, essential supplies and protective gear for front liners.