Port Olry chief ordered vaccination

Teachers Fabienne Hivird (l) and Jessica Livoholo (r) after getting their jabs

The chief of Port Olry — the biggest village on the island of Santo – has ordered over 5,000 people from his community to get vaccinated and protect their families from COVID-19.

Chief Eloi Tarisa made the order during the recent launching of the vaccine rollout to communities in Santo rural.

A teacher at Sainte Anne Primary School, Fabienne Hivird, said after the chief’s order, people who were hesitant were among the first to join the queue and get their first dose.

The launching was marked with a parade through the village and over 300 people were vaccinated on that day.

Port Olry is one of the Santo’s most visited place, because of its stunning beaches.


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