- By Pacific Island Times News Staff
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.
As of March 29, a total of 49,238 Guam residents have received their vaccine shots. Of this total, 31,171 have completed their dual shots. Mass vaccination has begun following health authorities' move to lower the threshold age for receiving vaccines.
Health authorities are targeting at least 64,000 vaccinations under the Path to Half initiative.
Mass testing continues as well.
The Joint Information Center reported four new cases of Covid-19 that were identified out of 670 tests performed by DPHSS on Sunday, March 28, and tests from additional labs from Friday, March 26 to Sunday, March 28. Two cases reported recent travel history and were identified in quarantine. Two cases were identified through contact tracing.
To date, there have been a total of 7,804 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 134 deaths, 33 cases in active isolation, and 7,637 not in active isolation.