FSM lowers COVID-19 vaccination age threshold to 18 years

FSM seal (PNC file photo)

The FSM National Government has lowered its COVID-19 vaccination age threshold to 18.

According to the Office of the FSM President, all States in the Federated States of Micronesia — Yap,  Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae — are offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for the eligible population, which includes all adults who are eighteen years old and up.

Citizens interested in receiving their vaccine need only visit their State’s public health office.

According to the FSM government, all adult FSM citizens are encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccine as early as possible.

All categories of adult citizens aged 18 and up—from first responders to teachers, grocery store workers to stay-at-home parents, fishermen to College of Micronesia-FSM students—are eligible to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

The FSM National Government is seeking a minimum vaccination rate of 70 percent of the eligible population prior to the repatriation of any FSM citizens from COVID-19 affected jurisdictions.

“Ensuring that you and your family obtain the vaccine is crucial towards ensuring the Nation’s safety and the eventual return of the Nations’ stranded citizens,” the FSM National Government said.

FSM citizens are encouraged to contact their State immunization
program at the following numbers:

  • Yap State—+691-350-2114
  • Chuuk State—+691-330-3945
  • Pohnpei State—+691-320-3144/2217
  • Kosrae State—+691-370-2125