10% of FSM population have completed vaccine shots
Updated: Mar 5, 2021
Palikir, Pohnpei—At least 10 percent of the Federated States of Miccronesia’s adult population of the Federated States of Micronesia have received their second dose of the Moderna Covid -19 vaccine as of March 4. This translates into 14 percent of the nation’s minimum 70 target.
Yap has vaccinated 38 percent of its adult population with the first dose of the vaccine, and 25 percent with the second dose.
Chuuk has vaccinated 13 percent of its adult population with the first dose of the vaccine, and 6 percent with the second dose.
Pohnpei has vaccinated 18 percent of its adult population with the first dose of the vaccine, and 9 percent with the second dose.
Kosrae has vaccinated 29 percent of its population with the first dose of the vaccine, and 10 percent with the second dose.
All adults aged 18 and up are eligible to receive the vaccine. The government encourages all citizens to do their part in protecting their families and their communities by getting their vaccine at the nearest available opportunity.
FSM said the United States is expecting to increase its stockpiles of not only the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine but also the vaccine manufactured by Johnson& Johnson, which has been issued an emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The FSM Information Service said the national government intends to cover the nation’s larger main islands when the Moderna vaccine is shipped in a solid state. Once it becomes liquid, it must be used quickly.
The government said the Johnson & Johnson vaccine—which is shipped in a liquid state—will be administered in remote atolls in the Yap, Chuuk, and Pohnpei.