Press Releases related to health aspects of COVID-19 preparedness and response are issued by the Ministry of Health as needed.
Second dose of Sinopharm administered as Vaccination campaign Continues
The Ministry of Health is calling on all people aged 18 years and above from the five municipal wards of Port Vila to come forward to the National Convention Centre to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. It is especially important that people who are 35 years and above come for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine but all are welcome
Joanne Mariasua joined the Vanuatu Ministry of Health just over a year ago. Today she is responsible for managing the Surveillance Unit in the Public Health Department.
As COVID-19 spread across the world and started to impact some of the Pacific Island countries in early 2020, Joanne’s role became increasingly important. The Government of Vanuatu prioritised their national response plans in the event the country recorded positive COVID-19 cases.
Up until 27 June, 10,480 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been administered at the National Convention Centre vaccination site. This equates to 18 per cent coverage of the target population on Efate and its offshore islands.