Guam orders more than 40,000 vaccines for April

Guam is anticipating 42,040 doses of vaccines for the month of April.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services’ (DPHSS) Immunization Program has placed an order of 25,740 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, 15,000 Moderna, and 1,300 Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J/Janssen) vaccines, totaling 42,040.

All vaccines are anticipated to arrive within three to five business days.

The government of Guam is targeting a 50 percent vaccination rate before May 1, which will be the threshold rate for reopening the borders to foreign tourists. By July 21, Liberation Day, the government hopes to have 80 percent of the island's adult population fully inoculated.