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DEPT. OF HEALTH

The cargo vessel Fesco Askold slowly pulling into Port of Pago Pago
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Cargo vessels including those for StarKist Samoa, as well as fishing fleet supplying fish for the cannery, are exempted under the governor’s COVID-19 emergency declaration. This message was emphasized by ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force chairman, Iulogologo Joseph Pereira...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  In a new health advisory issued Tuesday and released that evening, the Health Department outlined information for those who are home quarantined and encouraged village leaders to identify a centralized facility for quarantine to limit the spread of the COVID-19 should...
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Honolulu, Hawaii — More than a thousand people in Hawaii had been tested for COVID-19 by Thursday, but the vast majority of the tests were conducted by private laboratories. The Hawaii Department of Health has only conducted 40 tests based on direct physician referrals for patients who are severely...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To combat the spread of coronavirus into American Samoa, the Health Department under a new travel advisory — which was issued last night and is effective Mar. 9th — places new registrations on all travelers including American Samoa residents entering the territory on...
Health Department medical personnel giving measles shots to StarKist Samoa workers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department has recorded another laboratory confirmed measles case, an 8-year-old, bringing the total number to 10 cases for American Samoa; and, last Saturday, mass vaccination at two sites including one at the StarKist Samoa cannery plant began. DoH officials...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua speaking at cabinet meeting
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three challenges - and the top one - faced by the Department of Health since Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga issued the Nov. 13th emergency declaration in response to the measles outbreak in Samoa, is “border protection” at both the airport and seaport. This is...
The Lady Naomi in Pago Pago harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While Samoa's government is warning anyone trying to discourage people from getting measles vaccinations to stop it, American Samoa is fighting rumors about 14- 18 passengers off the Lady Naomi that were allowed to disembark at the Pago wharf without immunization records...
A team from the local Dept. of Health - stationed at the Pago Pago International Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A resident or non-resident of American Samoa who is 63-years old or older entering or departing to/ from Samoa or other places where there is a measles outbreak, are “immune” to measles and not required to provide proof of immunization shots. This is according to the...
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Staff members of the Department of Health’s Environmental Services Division smiling for Samoa News last Friday, before the start of the governor’s cabinet meeting at the Tafuna Elementary School gym. The DOH staffers represent the division conducting inspections of public and private schools before...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The new executive director for the Department of Health (DOH) Community Health Clinics (CHC) in Tutuila and Manu’a is Kenneth Kuaea, formerly the deputy director of the Dept. of Human Resources (DHR). Kuaea’s selection was announced through a DOH media release. The delay...

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