The COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination sites in NCD have started to attract a huge number of people as of this week following a surge in Delta Variant cases in the country.
Stop and Shop Waigani Central is one of the designated sites that St John Ambulance staff have set up a booth to vaccinate the public for free.
People started lining up as early as 8am to receive the vaccine and by 10am, the line was already blocking off the entrance of the supermarket.
A female from the Enga province(named) who was also standing in line waiting her turn said she’s afraid of the new Variant which has claimed so many lives in neighbouring Pacific countries such as Fiji.
“I am afraid of Delta Variant and after reading about people dying in other countries and lately PNG is also seeing deaths related to COVID-19, I have decided to get vaccinated to protect myself,” she said.
Meanwhile St John John Ambulance CEO Matt Cannon said St John Ambulance is proud to be supporting the NCDPHA and NCC in its vaccine rollout efforts.
“Vaccines are the way forward to getting back to normal life, without lockdowns and reducing pressure on our hospitals”.
“To do this, we need all people to get on board.”
St John is offering free COVID19 vaccines at Waigani Stop n Shop on Thursday 30 September, Friday 01 October and Saturday 02 October. They are administering the AstraZeneca vaccines and the Janssen vaccine as well.