Thursday 30, September 2021
The Department of Health and its partners have reported that the total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Papua New Guinea reached 191,925, as of Wednesday 29 September 2021.
From that figure, the number of persons who received at least one dose, is 133,741 whilst the total number of those who are fully vaccinated, stands at 61,221.
The government has targeted four main groups in the current vaccine roll out programme.
These include health workers, persons at 45 years old and above and persons with comorbidity
The current report reveals, there are 10,569 health workers and support staff that have received their first doses while 4,085 persons have been fully vaccinated.
The 45 years and above category had 21,157 persons fully vaccinated whilst 42,507 got their first doses.
Persons with comorbidity ( those who have of two or more diseases present, or medical conditions) had 3113 receiving their first doses with 814 being fully vaccinated.
The report further highlighted provincial Covid-19 vaccination updates for the same period:
|Province||One dose||Fully vaccinated|
|National Capital District||49,864||31,721|
|East New Britain||5,542||1,399|
|West New Britain||2,024||890|
|Autonomous Region of Bougainville||738||247|
The Government is again urging Papua New Guineans to get vaccinated to minimise hospitalization and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as the Delta variant.
(The NDOH COVID-19 vaccination updates can also be viewed in details on this official covid19 website)