25 Jun 2021

Covid-19 surges in Fiji, locals fear AstraZeneca vaccine

From Checkpoint, 5:15 pm on 25 June 2021

As Covid-19 case numbers in Fiji continue to climb at record rates - health experts are battling fears over the vaccine on offer.

A staggering 308 new infections were confirmed on Thursday - the highest daily rise so far.

But now a social media storm is brewing over Australia's decision to donate thousands of AstraZeneca vaccines - which it won't give to the majority of its own population.

RNZ Pacific's Christine Rovoi reports.