COVID-19 patients can get vaccinated

Unise Dauloloma gets her first jab at the Albert Park vaccination centre. Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong says people have tested positive for COVID-19 can get vaccinated but it is advisable they wait 90 days. Picture SOPHIE RALULU

Dr Fong advises to wait for 90 days

People who have tested positive for COVID-19 can get vaccinated, but it is advisable they wait 90 days, says Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong.

“They can, but if they wait 90 days the immunisation response is better,” he said.

Dr Fong said it was advisable for those who tested positive to wait for 90 days.

“While it is in play, vaccine immunity can be accentuated, this why we say wait for 90 days.”

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services yesterday posted an update on their Official Facebook Page saying severe COVID-19 was a medical emergency.

“And a delay in receiving appropriate medical treatment reduces your chance of recovering from the disease,” the statement read.

“You do not need to have a positive test result to watch out for these symptoms.

“We need all Fijians to know the severe symptoms of COVID-19, which include difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, severe headache for a few days, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, and pale, grey, or blue-coloured skin, lips or nail beds.

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