Fiji begins vaccination rollout for teens

The rollout of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children from the ages of 15 to 17 years will begin today across Fiji.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services said children in this age bracket were being vaccinated first as these children were mostly in secondary school and some of them are nearing the end of their secondary education.

The ministry's advisory said that children will need to receive two doses of the Moderna vaccine which is administered at a dose interval of 28 days.

Parents and guardians will be asked to sign a consent form for children receiving this vaccine.