COVID-19 vaccines now available for all eligible citizens (18+) in all FSM States
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FSM Information Services
February 22, 2021
PALIKIR, Pohnpei—As of February 22nd, 2021, all States in the Federated States of Micronesia
(FSM)—the State of Yap, the State of Chuuk, the State of Pohnpei, and the State of Kosrae—are offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for the eligible population, which includes all adults who are eighteen (18) years old and up. Citizens interested in receiving their vaccine need only visit their State’s public health office.
All adult FSM citizens are encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccine as early as possible. All categories of adult citizens aged 18 and up—from first responders to teachers, grocery store workers to stay-at-home parents, fishermen to College of Micronesia-FSM students—are eligible to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
The FSM National Government, operating in part on guidance received from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC), is seeking a minimum vaccination rate of seventy percent (70%) of the eligible population prior to the repatriation of any FSM citizens from COVID-19 affected jurisdictions. Ensuring that you and your family obtain the vaccine is crucial towards ensuring the Nation’s safety and the eventual return of the Nations’ stranded citizens.
For information on how you can get your COVID-19 vaccine, contact your State’s immunization program at the following numbers: