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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strengthened its recommendation on booster doses yesterday for individuals who are 18 years and older. Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either when 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or...
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Somerset, UNITED KINGDOM — The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the B.1.1.529 lineage of Sars-CoV-2, thought to have emerged in southern Africa, is to be designated as a variant of concern (VoC) named omicron. This decision has already precipitated a broad shift in priorities in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa has new imported COVID-19 cases after five travelers on the Nov. 18th flight from Honolulu tested positive and the passengers, along with their family members, who traveled with them, were immediately taken into isolation, Health Department’s Dr. Fiona...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released new data showing that prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, most parents in the U.S. continued to protect their children by following CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended vaccine schedule....
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department (DoH) will send the test sample from the local resident, who arrived on the Sept. 13th flight from Honolulu and tested COVID-19 positive, to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratory “to determine the variant”, according to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Hawaiian Airlines says that it was pleased with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) determination that fully vaccinated people can safely travel domestically without testing or needing to quarantine. “We are hopeful the state of Hawai‘i will update...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa is being allocated more than $3 million in funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support expanding COVID-19 testing and vaccination activities. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced late last week...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While COVID-19 risk in American Samoa is “high”, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), says the virus risk in independent Samoa is “unknown,” according to the Aug. 6th CDC global travel recommendation bulletin. As the COVID-19 situation around the...
LT. Governor Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Besides bringing in more personal protective equipment (PPE), a military flight last Friday also brought along members of the US Army Medical Corps as well as Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga who had been stranded in Honolulu since March. The four-member Medical...
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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Friday welcomed $411,385 in CARES Act funds for American Samoa’s health priorities through the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department. These CARES Act resources are for the Territory to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...

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