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Covid-19 vaccine bottles
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over half of American Samoa's population have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The government said about 37 percent of people completed their dual shots as of 22 March. American Samoans aged over 51 years and who were at a high risk of serious and/...
Dept of Health staff at Lee Auditorium
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Health’s medical staff is at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, where DoH has started another round of COVID-19 vaccinations for three-days this week — Monday, Mar. 15, today, Wednesday, Mar. 17th and Friday, Mar. 19th from 8a.m. to 3p.m. In a health...
Med staff administering a covid-19 vaccination
This recent Health Dept photo shows medical staff administering the COVID-19 vaccine. In the latest announcement yesterday, DoH said, “Only second doses of COVID- 19 vaccine” will be available today, Friday, Feb. 19th, at the Tafuna Community Health Center, but not the first dose. DoH says there is...
Gov, Lt. Gov. and some members of COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Repatriated passengers quarantined at the Tradewinds Hotel, eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine will be vaccinated prior to being released from their required 14-day quarantine period, says Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, during a news conference last Friday...
Hawaii vaccine timeline graphic
Honolulu, HAWAII — As Hawaii continues its mass vaccination effort, advocates worry that Pacific Islander communities don’t have adequate access to vaccines. Non-Hawaiian Pacific Islanders – particularly Chuukese, Marshallese and Samoan communities — make up 23% of Hawaii’s coronavirus cases, even...
A crowd under a tent waiting to get vaccinated
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Data rreleased Wednesday by the Health Department provides a breakdown of those who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by age group. Based on the data, DoH said that the territory’s population of 61 years and older, who may be living with chronic...
A crowd with masks at DoH
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga “remains hopeful and optimistic” that repatriation flights “will be successful and that the Territory will maintain the least amount of COVID-19 cases globally.” This is according to a statement from the Governor’s Office,...
ASG’s new Treasurer, Malemo Tausaga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Treasurer Malemo Tausaga during his confirmation hearing before House Ways and Means Committee this week highlighted a few issues regarding the status of the ASG economy. He said that according to the First Quarter of this Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021), the ASG...
Latter-day Saints missionaries
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionaries wait under a tent on Wednesday for their COVID-19 vaccinations at the Tafuna Community Health Center. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Individuals waiting to get their COVID-19 vaccine under a tent next to the DoH quarantine facility in Tafuna
COVID-19 vaccine is now available for people in American Samoa 65-yrs and older. ThisDoH photo yesterday morning shows individuals waiting under a tent next to the DoH quarantine facility in Tafuna to be called to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Those getting their shots yesterday were both for the...

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