Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was the first in line to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine in Honiara, Wednesday, 24 March 2020.
— Georgina Kekea (@ginakekea) March 24, 2021
He becomes the first Pacific leader to take the first jab – as a show of political leadership in light of opposition to the AstraZeneca vaccination programme, rolled out in two Pacific Island Countries. Fiji is the other Pacific nation that has started immunising its front-line works with the first batch of vaccines received from COVAX Facility and UNICEF.
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