The SANMA Rural Health Promotion Office has confirmed they will be conducting vaccination awareness in Luganville, Santo soon.
Health Promotion Officer, Casimir Liwuslili said at the moment they are still in the process of registering names of the vaccine recipients.
“Once the list has been finalized, it will be sent to the Department of Public Health in Port Vila to order more batches of vaccines.”
Officer Liwuslili is also appealing to the public to stop spreading misinformation on COVID-19 Vaccines, especially in rural communities.
“There have been rumors that the vaccines are here on Santo. This is not accurate, we will be ordering our own batches of vaccine once a list has been finalized and the vaccination rollout in Port Vila is complete.”
The Officer added that getting the vaccine is optional, not compulsory, people have the right to choose whether or not they want to be vaccinated.
Next week’s awareness will be held at various frontline checkpoints which includes the main hospital, airport and Police Station.
The program will be released and confirmed by the Rural Health Office soon.