Effective immediately, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson/Janssen Covid-19 booster shots are available on Guam to those who meet the eligibility criteria. This follows U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19 vaccine (first two doses), the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after their initi
During its board meeting on Oct. 14, the management of Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) revealed its quarantine exemption request for travelers fully vaccinated with the Taiwan-made Medigen vaccine. The government of Guam’s approval could be a significant step to facilitate a travel new normal in the region, as well as better protect our island community during the process of tourism recovery.
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A 77-year-old woman became Guam's 227th Covid-19-related fatality. The woman, who was unvaccinated and had underlying health conditions, died at Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on Oct. 22. She tested positive on Oct. 16. "No words can express how deeply we feel for the friends and family of those who were impacted by this virus and taken too soon," said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. "The grief is great and so is the reality that it will continue. We will control what we can, wi
Lift restrictions on people's access to fitness centers The latest information provided by the Department of Public Health to the general public has shown that this is a pandemic of underlying health conditions. This is not about blame or shame, akin to what has been unfairly done to those unvaccinated. Based on the reports, it is clear that “underlying health conditions” is the common denominator in hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19. For an island population of 170,0
By Pacific Island Times News Staff The U.S government today announced an additional $1.9 million in financial assistance to help Pacific island countries manage the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The assistance, provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was obligated to UNICEF Pacific headquartered in Fiji to support both emergency commodity and supply assistance to Fiji and vaccine technical assistance activities to countries throughout the
A newly signed law that reopens the local war claims program contains an amendment that was actually rejected during the bill's deliberation — an error that can be costly for the government of Guam. “Specifically, language was included in the engrossed bill that should not have been included,” Speaker Therese Terlaje said. The mistake stemmed from an amendment proposed by Terlaje to expand those eligible for the local war claims program beyond the federal limitations by addin