Samoa Vaccine Support

Australia has committed $4.7 million for COVID-19 vaccine access during 2020-23 in Samoa.

Doses
  • 64,000 vaccine doses delivered to date from Australia's own supply line
  • 111,150 COVID-19 vaccines procured through Australia's UNICEF Partnership

Supporting National Vaccine Rollout
  • Health information systems to support vaccine roll-out
  • Waste management in health facilities
     

Providing Technical Expertise
  • Strengthening systems to ensure vaccine safety
  • Using evidence to build quality immunisation programs

 

Our Impact So Far

  • Therapuetic Goods Administration and National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance experts have partnered to provide joint advice to officials on the benefits and risks of using the AstraZeneca vaccine.
  • Through our support, Samoa is using their Australian-developed immunisation register to monitor vaccination rates in different districts to better target  outreach and communication activities.
  • Recruitment is underway for a specialist in waste management in health facilities.
Tamanu Interface

Data paves the way for equality in Samoa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

With Australian support, the Samoan Government is using the Tamanu platform to help track patients who have been immunised to ensure that no one is left behind.
COVID-19 vaccine batch testing at the TGA

Australian regulator puts vaccines to the test

Australia has shared millions of COVID-19 vaccines with our neighbours. Each vaccine batch has passed an independent ‘batch release assessment’ to confirm consistent safety, efficacy and quality.