COVID-19: 24,000 doses of AstraZeneca expected next week

Staff nurse, Merewalesi Baba with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Vodafone Arena in Suva on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

The second batch of vaccines through the COVAX facility is expected within country next week.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services highlighted this in a statement saying the next phase of the vaccine rollout will start soon after these 24,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine are received.

“If you missed out on getting vaccinated this time, please stand by for the start of the next phase in the next two weeks,” the statement said.

“Until then, please do continue to register to get vaccinated. Registering in advance will reduce your waiting time at future vaccination sites.”

Why do I need to register?

  • The registration will help the Ministry of Health and Medical Services plan and

coordinate the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

  • The vaccine used requires 2 doses given within a specific time period for maximum protection against the virus.
  • You will be reminded in time for your second dose once you have registered and received your first dose.

Where can I register? 

Register at your nearest Health Facility

You will need a Valid Photo ID (Passport, Voter ID Card, FNPF Card, Driver’s License, Student ID, TIN Joint Card).

You may also register online at vra.digitalfiji.gov.fj

You will need your Birth Registration Number and a valid photo ID (Passport, Voter ID Card, FNPF Card, Driver’s License, Student ID, TIN Joint Card). The birth registration number is on your birth certificate. If you don’t have your birth certificate, please go to your nearest Births, Deaths, and Marriages office to locate your birth registration number free of charge.

Foreign Nationals Living in Fiji

You will need your Permit Number and a valid photo ID (Passport, Voter ID Card, FNPF Card, Driver’s License, Student ID, TIN Joint Card) to register.

Naturalised Citizens

You will need your Citizen Certificate Number (CCN) and a valid photo ID (Passport, Voter ID Card, FNPF Card, Driver’s License, Student ID, TIN Joint Card).

For more information visit the Ministry of Health and Medical Services website health.gov.fj

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