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Thursday 23 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The COVID-19 vaccine program will start rolling out in the Niuas on 28 September, the Ministry of Health confirmed yesterday. Meanwhile, the Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau'ola urged young people (18-29 years) throughout Tonga to hurry up and get their vaccinations because COVID-19 can reach Tonga. “If you get the vaccine while there is a COVID outbreak, it’s too late. There will be hundreds of lives lost,” he warned.
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Wednesday 8 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Health today urged those aged 18 – 29 years to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, after it was revealed the age group had the lowest inoculation rate at 38% compared to older people. The Minister said they needed to speed up the vaccinations in order to resume the repatriations to Tonga. “The return of these people depends on how good our vaccination rate is. And if we take it slow just because no one here has the virus, they will continue to suffer.”
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Thursday 26 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A consignment of 36,800 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses, funded by Japan, and provided by COVAX, arrived in Tonga on an AIr New Zealand cargo flight last night, 25 August. "While I sincerely hope that Tonga could maintain its COVID-free society, after fully getting vaccinated, we will have to reconsider our border restrictions so that we could get along with other countries," said the Japanese ambassador to Tonga.
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Wednesday 25 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 36,800 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses from COVAX, funded by Japan, would arrive in Tonga today, said Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola this morning.
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Friday 13 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
To date, 25,778 people have received the second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Tonga, confirmed the Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola this afternoon.
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Friday 6 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A consignment of 10,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines is scheduled to arrive in Tonga next Tuesday, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today. More COVID-19 vaccines, including Pfizer doses, will follow to inoculate youth and pregnant women. He said the risk of the Delta variant entering Tonga was increasing. If a Delta outbreak happens in Tonga it might be too late to vaccinate some people to protect them.
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Thursday 1 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
2,319 people have received their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as at this morning, July 1, confirmed the Tonga Ministry of Health.
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Wednesday 23 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The roll out of second doses of COVID-19 vaccine begins tomorrow, 24 June, at the Basilica Church in Nuku’alofa and Vaiola Hospital, in Tongatapu, health officials said today. After receiving the second dose, it takes two to three weeks for the body to react to the vaccine to reach its highest protection level. “Looking at the COVID-19 situation in Fiji, it is a wakeup call for Pacific countries,” said CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola. By Eleanor Gee
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Thursday 17 June 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has reported 1,043 active COVID-19 cases currently in isolation, including the 121 new cases confirmed yesterday, 16 June, according to its Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With 28,150 people vaccinated to date, only 40 vials (less than 480 doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine remain to be administered before the batch expires on 31 May, the Ministry of Health said today.
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Friday 21 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first batch of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccines is almost finished with 93% used so far, the Ministry of Health confirmed this afternoon, 21 May. Around 25,970 people have been vaccinated so far.
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Monday 17 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With only 5,000 to 6,000 of the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine remaining, people aged 30 years and over are now eligible to be vaccinated, health officials announced this morning. ‘Eua is receiving 2,000 of those doses and the rest will be available in Tongatapu for first come, first served. No date has been confirmed for inoculating the remainder of the population, due to a limited supply of vaccines worldwide.
Wednesday 12 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 19,200 doses of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine arrived on an Air New Zealand cargo flight in Tonga this afternoon, confirmed Ministry of Health Acting CEO, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa. These are for the second doses of people who have been innocculated. So far, over 20,000 people in Tonga have received their first shots.
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Friday 7 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With only 60% of the first batch of Tonga's COVID-19 vaccines used as of this morning, 7 May, Tonga's Ministry of Health is extending the vaccination program to next week, 10-11 May at various venues. They confirmed that people from the outer islands who are currently in Tongatapu can get vaccinated here. Vaccinations are averaging over 900 per day.
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Monday 3 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health is urging people to get their COVID-19 AstraZeneca innoculations, while vaccination teams are out in communities in their final week up to May 8. To date, 10,903 people have been vaccinated in Tonga.
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Thursday 29 April 2021

London, United Kingdom
People who have been vaccinated with a single dose of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines were 65% less likely to get a new Covid infection, a UK study has found. The chances of becoming infected by COVID (SARS-CoV-2) fell sharply after a first dose. However, some people can still get Covid after being vaccinated but the ongoing transmission is reduced.
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Monday 26 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 5,367 people have received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to date, confirmed the Ministry of Health this morning, after the vaccination program was rolled out on 15-17 April to frontliners and then in the communities last week.
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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People who reside in Kolomotu‘a and Kolofo’ou districts, in Tongatapu, and are in the priority groups, can get their COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccinations at various venues next week, 19–23 April. The priority group includes those who are 45-years-old and over, those who are over 18-years-old with non-communicable diseases and / or with disabilities.
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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita will be the first person vaccinated with the first dose of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine along with frontliners at Falemasiva Hall, Havelu, tomorrow 15 April.
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Tuesday 13 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People aged 18-years-old and above in Tonga can now register with the Ministry of Health to receive the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.
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