60 percent of eligible people in Tonga fully vaccinated for Covid

About 46,239 people (60 percent) of Tonga’s eligible population of 76,911 are now fully inoculated for Covid-19.

The Ministry of Health confirmed Monday that 73,295 (95 percent) have received their first doses of either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine as at 29 November.

The vaccines are for the eligible population aged 12 and above.

Numbers for fully inoculated people will continue to increase with the roll out of second doses of the Pfizer vaccine currently underway for 12 – 17 year olds in schools.

Tonga is aiming to fully inoculate 70 percent (74,147) of its total population of 105,924 before it allows repatriation flights from countries that have COVID-19 community transmission.

At least 28 percent of Tonga’s population is not yet eligible for the vaccines, including infants and under 12-year-olds


Photo file  Caption: Covid-19 vaccination inTonga