Omicron advances, vaccination centers reopen

Tahiti, January 12, 2022 – The first press briefing of the covid-19 platform of the year took place this Wednesday at the Presidency. 247 imported cases were identified in fenua during the week of January 3 to 9 and 127 local cases. To accommodate more people, the municipal vaccination centers will reopen their doors.

The epidemiological bulletin, for the week of January 3 to 9, presented during Wednesday’s press briefing, reports a greater number of imported cases than local cases. The 247 imported cases identified represent 66% of the total confirmed cases in Polynesia (374). This represents nearly 5% of travelers or residents returning from metropolitan France or the United States during the first week of January. More than 95% of people who have tested positive are carriers of the Omicron variant. These people are mainly located in Tahiti, and the others in Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahaa, Rangiroa and Nuku Hiva.

Reopening of vaccination centers in the municipalities

The vaccination campaign continues with a priority for the booster dose of people over 50 years old. More than 176,000 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine so far. This represents more than 77% of the population eligible for vaccination in Polynesia. In the Presidency alone, in the space of seven days, nearly 5,000 people have been vaccinated. During the first week of January, the number of vaccinations carried out on the territory increased sharply, with a total of 10,536 doses including 6,863 booster doses. “The Presidency vaccinodrome was taken by storm and we were even obliged to refuse people”, said Daniel Ponia, responsible for vaccination. And to be able to accommodate more people, the vaccination centers at the health info kiosk, in Pirae, Mahina, Faa’a and Punaauia will reopen on Monday, January 17. For the inhabitants of the communes of Taiarapu-est and Taiarapu-ouest, the Taravao vaccination center at the Teaputa center will be open on Saturday January 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The population of the municipality of Teva i uta, for its part, will be able to go to the vaccination center of Mataiea, at the Victor Doom room, on Saturday January 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The vaccines that will be offered are Pfizer, Janssen, and vaxigrip. In these last two vaccinodromes in the south of Tahiti it will also be possible to obtain your vaccination certificate with a QR-Code. Vaccination certificate which can also be downloaded, for those who are up to date with their booster dose, using the CPS identifiers (DN number and password) to connect via the link mes-docs.gov.pf. gov.pf

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