Majority of Port Vila Airport staff vaccinated

The majority of the Airport staff in Port Vila have been vaccinated against coronavirus.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airports Vanuatu Ltd (AVL), Jason Rakau, confirmed 89% of the airport staff members in Port Vila have received their first dose of COVID-19, compared to 50% in Santo.

Airport staff are considered as frontline workers since they have potential risks of coming into contact with the virus, through services to passengers and movement of cargo across borders.

Airport staff were amongst the key priority groups of vaccination.

CEO Rakau said AVL commits to transparency in monitoring and recording the vaccination rate of its staff.

“I personally support the active role Qantas is taking in promoting vaccination and would encourage all Ni-Vanuatu to protect themselves and their loved ones,” he said.

“This is the one activity we can all freely undertake and embrace, to play a part in protecting our nation and enabling the eventual reopening of borders for travel.”

Vaccine arrival at Port Vila Airport is being handled by the Vanuatu Terminal Services.

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