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Results for COVID-19 Vaccines

Wednesday 6 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lockdown restrictions for Tongatapu and Vava’u will ease further over the next two weeks starting on Saturday, April 9, with businesses allowed to operate from Monday to Saturday from 5am to 8pm.
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Monday 15 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 57% of Tonga’s eligible population is now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, while nearly 94% of those eligible have received their first dose, the Ministry of Health reported today. Among the 12-17 years age group there has been a high uptake of vaccinations, with 92 percent receiving their first dose.
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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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Tuesday 24 August 2021

Washington, USA
New York Times reporting: The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for people 16 years and older, a decision that is likely to set off a cascade of vaccine requirements by hospitals, colleges and universities, corporations and other organizations.
Tuesday 24 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The novel coronavirus is still going viral around the world, and vaccines matter so much to the fight against the virus. As long as there are infections in a country, it is impossible for humans to completely defeat the virus. However, globally, there are still outstanding problems such as insufficient vaccine production capacity, inequitable distribution and uneven vaccination. The international society need to work together to fill in the immunization gap between countries. by H.E. CAO Xiaolin, Chinese Ambassador to Tonga
Saturday 6 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The COVAX Initiative expects to release first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTec vaccine and the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine during the first half of 2021 to COVAX Facility participants. Twelve South Pacific countries are included in its first “interim distribution forecast” that targets at least 3% of their populations.
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