Fijian receives two shots

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Usaia Masuwale receives his second COVID-19 vaccination injection at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centre in San Francisco. Picture: SUPPLIED

After receiving two shots of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine, former Fijian resident Usaia Masuwale, believes the vaccine is safe and that Fijians need to take the shot.

Mr Masuwale who is a health worker in San Francisco believes Fijians should not be influenced by negative reports circulating on social media.

“I was one of the first ones to take the shot and haven’t felt any side effects at all,” he said.

He said COVID-19 was worse than the side-effects of the vaccine and hoped people would take it once it’s available.

Permanent secretary for Health Dr James Fong said a task force was being set up within the Health Ministry to plan how the COVID-19 vaccine would be administered to Fijians.

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