There are no deaths have been recorded since the vaccination roll out, Minister of Health and Medical Services, Dr Culwick Togamana said last night.
Speaking at this twice a week update on COVID-19, Togamana said in-terms of adverse events following immunization, a total of 583 have been reported so far and of that, only 4 have reported of serious side effects which our medical teams had successfully treated. He added of these four cases, two were with Anaphylaxis (severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction) that were treated at the vaccination site by the doctors and have recovered and have been well since then.
“No deaths had been recorded from the vaccine roll out so far which should give us the level of comfort and confidence especially to those who still doubt the safety of the vaccines. It is the COVID-19 virus itself and not the vaccines, that have taken more than hundred of our loved ones so please get vaccinated and get it done now,” he said.
In terms of Vaccination roll, as of yesterday 6th of April, total of 499,650 doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered, this includes 1st and 2nd doses of the three vaccines, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and Pfizer vaccines.
- Total number of AstraZeneca doses administered: 400,604
- Total number of Sinopharm doses administered: 65,654
- Total Number of Pfizer vaccine administered: 33,392 Currently Pfizer is being rolled out at various sites in Honiara, Guadalcanal, Western, Choiseul, Isabel, Malaita, Makira and Temotu Provinces.
Number of people 18 years and above who received complete immunization 2 doses is 186,311 (43.6%). This is an increase of 53,207 since the last newsletter was released on February 13th.
Total people 18yrs+ who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine is 281,337 (65.9%).
Number of people aged 12yrs to under 18yrs who received complete immunization of 2 doses is 8,974.
Number of people 12yrs to under 18yrs who received ONLY one dose of Covid-19 vaccine is 8,500. Most of these 12-18 years vaccinated are from Honiara.
Total of 8,799 people have so far received their booster doses.