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DEPT. OF HEALTH

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A House bill authorizing the Department of Health (DOH) to screen minors for communicable disease and limits waiver of consent to screening and examinations was introduced in the House chamber this week. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Vailoata Eteuati Amituana’i and it...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Latest Health Department vaccination data shows a total of 2,222 children in the age group of 5 to 11 years old are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, which is a great achievement for the government’s “Protect AS One” vaccination drive since doses for this age group only...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Just over 20 children ages 5 to 11 years old have been vaccinated for COVID-19 vaccine since vaccinations for this age group were first launched last week, says Health Department’s Dr. Faiese Talafu during Friday’s DoH news conference, where health official urged parents...
The causative agents of lymphatic filariasis
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health Department’s third-round of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) for Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) kicked off over the weekend with a church service on Sunday at the Nu'uuli Methodist Church. It was officially launched the following day, as DoH teams began their village...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center and the Health Department’s Tafuna Family Health Center have been awarded more than $400,000 in telehealth funding relating to COVID-19 from the US Federal Communications Commission. FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau announced yesterday the approval of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In its push to get the local population eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination to get their shots, the Health Department launched this week a new social media public awareness campaign “Roll Up Your Sleeves Amerika Samoa”. The campaign to “Protect AS One”, promotes the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Data released yesterday by the Health Department shows that only 48.5% of the eligible population is COVID-19 fully vaccinate and the target is 80% or more. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your second shot in a 2-dose series like the Pfizer or Moderna...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department has launched a survey to find out the public’s “attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccine”. For the person who answers, “no”, to the question as to whether you have taken one dose or none, the survey asks — “which best describes why you would not take a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a health advisory this week, the Health Department said that DoH and VA medical teams will continue COVID-19 vaccination today at the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs facility in Tafuna, Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium and Tafuna Primary Clinic. No vaccinations set...
Dr. Siitia Soliai-Lemusu, administrator of the Behavioral Health Services of the Health Department
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga, First Lady Ella Pelefoti Mauga, Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale and his wife, Marian McGuire Ale and other guests attended last Friday’s launching of the Suicide & Mental Health 9-8-8 Helpline call center, at its temporary...

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