PNG prime minister first to be vaccinated with Australian-supplied doses ‘to show it’s safe’

PNG prime minister first to be vaccinated with Australian-supplied doses ‘to show it’s safe’

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James Marape receives AstraZeneca Covid vaccine at Port Morseby football stadium to help combat misinformation

Papua New Guinea has begun its rollout of the Covid vaccine with the first doses of the AstraZeneca shots supplied by Australia administered to health workers, senior statesmen and elected officials, including the prime minister, James Marape.

Marape said on Tuesday that “vaccination is not compulsory but will be made optionally available for Papua New Guineans who chose to be vaccinated”.

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