73 percent of Tonga’s eligible population fully vaccinated

The Ministry of Health says 73 percent of the eligible population aged eighteen and above have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Tonga.

Ninety-five percent of the population has received the first dose.

Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola said, “Of 12-17 years old, 96% have had first doses and 60% full vaccination.”

“So overall, of the above 12-years-old, 96% have had first doses and 71% full vaccination.”

The eligible population (76,911) includes 63,128 aged 18 years and over, and 13,783 aged 12-17-years.

The Ministry of Health aims to fully vaccinate 70% of Tonga's total population of 105,924.

Around 69.4 % of the total population have received their first dose, while 51.4% of the total population have been fully vaccinated.