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DEPT. OF 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...
Covid-19 vaccine bottles
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health Department announced yesterday afternoon that Tafuna Community Health Center would not open today, Saturday, Jan. 30th for COVID-19 vaccination. DoH said it maxed out COVID-19 first doses for the month of January, as of Friday, Jan. 29th, and “are awaiting the...
Motusa Tuileama Nua shakes hands with a senator
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health Department’s acting director Motusa Tuileama Nua told senators yesterday that the first repatriation flight bringing more than 100 residents has been moved to Feb. 1st, from the original date of Jan. 29th. Motusa made the revelation when he appeared yesterday...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has a new COVID-19 Task Force and a new chairman — Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale, who is also the Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) for disaster issues dealing with the federal government. This is according to Health director, Motusa...
The three steps to gett vaccinated
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This tall banner at the Health Department’s Tafuna Family Health Center tells those who show up to get their COVID-19 vaccine of steps they need to follow — and the first step is registration. According to DoH, vaccinations for the New Year 2021, started on Tuesday this...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health Department physicians will assess the ability of travelers who submit an application for repatriation from the US “to endure up to 24-days” of quarantine including pre-boarding quarantine at a designated hotel in Hawai’i.   This is according to DoH’s response...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With recent heavy rains — and also American Samoa now in hurricane season, causing lots of rain — the Health Department “highly recommends the public be cautious of contaminated water or soil.” This is according to Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua, in the latest DoH...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the continuing rise in coronavirus cases across the U.S, the local Health Department has maintained its stand on keeping the borders closed, while the DoH is requiring — effective today, Dec. 1st —protective face masks for all those who visit its community health...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata and local Health Dept. Director Motusa Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a health grant for maternal and child health services. This discretionary grant of $97,104 is for American Samoa Department of Health from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is part of the U.S....
Youth members of the Tafuna CCCAS
Youth members of the Tafuna CCCAS perform a skit during this past Sunday’s “Suicide Awareness” church service at CCCAS Kanana Fou, hosted by the Health Department bringing attention to this issue that is negatively impacting the lives of the young people in the territory. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]

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