Ministry Sets Up Drive Through Covid-19 Vaccination Sites


As Samoa continues in Alert Level 3 national lockdown, Ministry of Health has announced a shift in approach to vaccination sites, now set up as drive-throughs starting Saturday 26th March 2022 from 8am to 2pm.

This initiative will administer vaccinations including booster shoots of 18 years and above if a minimum of 3 months has passed since completing the  two doses of COVID-19.

Also available in drive through are Pfizer vaccinations for children 12 to 17 years old and the Pediatric Pfizer vaccination for children 5 to 11 years old.

The 8 designated sites for the campaign are as follows:

  1. EPI blue building of the MOH opposite Seb and Rene Store at Motootua
  2. Malaefatu Park opposite Tanoa at Sogi
  3. SROS (Scientific Research Organization of Samoa Compound) at Papauta
  4. In-Front of Government Building at Matagialalua
  5. Vaitele Market
  6. SSFA Gym 1 at Tuanaimato
  7. SSFA Multi-Purpose Gym at Tuanaimato
  8. Apia Park – Car Park

“On vaccination day, the public is respectfully advised to comply with the preventions and put in place by the Ministry of Health. These include the following;

  • Wearing masks is mandatory (adults and children)
  • Must bring your vaccination card
  • Ensure that you or your child has had breakfast and is well hydrated.
  • Provide a copy of birth certificate or passport to confirm your vaccination records
  • Wear loose clothing for easy access to the upper arm
  • You or your child will need to wait for 15-20 minutes at the vaccination site after being vaccinated.

The public’s understanding and continuous support in keeping Samoa safe is greatly appreciated.