Over 10% of CNMI population now vaccinated—CHCC

Posted on Feb 01 2021

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Over 6,000 residents on Saipan, Rota, and Tinian have been inoculated with either the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or the Moderna Inc. vaccine as of Jan. 28, according to the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. dashboard.

CHCC said a total of 6,192 residents have already completed their first dose, while 3,057 have completed their second dose. This means that 9,325 first and second doses for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

On Saipan, 5,877 have gotten their first dose, and 3,057 have already gotten their second dose. On Tinian 141 have gotten their first dose, and on Rota, 174 people have gotten their first dose. Because you have to take the Pfizer vaccine 21 days after the first dose, and 28 days for Moderna, the Tinian and Rota populations are expected to receive their second doses in mid-February.

As for age distribution the following are the numbers:

-81+: 161 vaccinated
-70-79: 668 vaccinated
-60-69: 1,599 vaccinated
-50-59: 1,305 vaccinated
-40-49: 881 vaccinated
-30-39: 882 vaccinated
-20-29: 745 vaccinated
-<19: 11 vaccinated
COVID-19 in Guam

Guam continued its drive-through community testing at the Old Carnival Grounds in Tiyan, Barrigada from 9am to 12pm last Friday.

According to the Joint Information Center, this is possible with the help of the Department of Public Health and Social Services in collaboration with the Mayors’ Council of Guam, Guam National Guard, Department of Public Works, Guam Police Department, Guam Fire Department, University of Guam School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and other GovGuam and federal agencies.

DPHSS offers up to 300 COVID-19 tests, and is dependent on a “first-come, first-serve” basis.

Additionally, JIC reported four new cases of COVID-19 were identified out of 420 tests administered last Jan. 27. One case reported recent travel history and was identified in quarantine.

To date, Guam has a total of 7,572 COVID-19 cases with 129 deaths, 90 cases in active isolation, and 7,353 not in active isolation.

Justine Nauta | Correspondent
Justine Nauta is Saipan Tribune's community and health reporter and has covered a wide range of news beats, including the Northern Marianas College and Commonwealth Health Care Corp. She's currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services at NMC.

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