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Japan provides 110,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Samoa

At the Ninth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM9) which took place on 2 July, Japan has announced its intention to provide Pacific Island countries with a total of approximately 3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by around the end of the year including through the COVAX Facility

This provision of COVID-19 vaccines to Samoa is implemented as part of the announcement. Japan will continue to provide various assistance in cooperation with relevant countries and international organizations towards the earliest convergence of COVID-19.

Samoa’s caretaker PM thanks COVAX Facility and partners for Covid-19 vaccines

While officially receiving the vaccinations today, Tuilaepa said Samoa is the 6th Pacific country to have received their allocation of vaccines through the COVAX Facility in the past month.

He thanked the COVAX Facility and all the partners that have contributed to ensuring all countries, in particular small islands states and low income countries, have access to the vaccines.