Cash rewards considered

Samoa considers cash rewards to get up Covid-19 vaccination rates

The Chairman of the National Emergency Operations Committee, Agafili Shem Leo told a news conference a $50tālā measure is being discussed and funding has to be sourced before it can happen.

He added that all public servants will next month be required to show their vaccination cards as proof they are fully vaccinated.

He said the number of fully vaccinated people with the AstraZeneca vaccine remains at 86 percent and it is taking a long time to get the last 10 percent to reach the targeted 96 percent.