Over 11,000 children in Fiji receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

A total of 11, 409 eligible children have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine in Fiji.

The Ministry of Health organised the vaccination drive for students between the ages of 15 to 17.

The roll out for students began on Monday.

Permanent Secretary, Doctor James Fong said they are overwhelmed with the turnout as they continue to track vaccine coverage rate.

The second jab will be administered at an interval of 28 days.