Fiji announces the beginning of the vaccination campaign for children aged 15 to 17. Health Secretary James Fong announced that the teenagers will receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
The Permanent Secretary of Health James Fong announces that the number of COVID-19 infections are continuing to increases in parts of the country, which began with the second wave in April. Fiji is now the hardest-hit country in Oceania and is only second in the number of infections in the region, with the most cases being reported in the U.S. state of Hawaii.
The Italian Medicines Agency approves the usage of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 years old, making it the second vaccine to be approved for use in teenagers in Italy after the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency approves a vaccine made by Moderna for use in the UK. This comes after clinical trials found the vaccine had an efficacy of 94.1% and 100% for severe cases.
Six travelers from China are denied entry and turned away from Samoa following the island country's introduction of a ban on all travelers from China. They later arrive in Fiji, where they are quarantined with no symptoms. These strict regulations come after a measles outbreak ravaged Samoa last month.