70% of FSM Adults Fully Vaccinated; COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses Available in FSM; Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Available in the FSM, Recommended for Adolescents & Young Children

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—Approximately 70% of the adult population of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is fully vaccinated and protected against COVID-19. Of the adult population, 88% of the 45 and older age group is fully vaccinated. The Nation’s goal remains to vaccinate the entire eligible population as soon as possible.

The FSM now possesses the capacity to provide booster doses of the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines. Booster doses are recommended for individuals aged 65 years and older, for individuals who have underlying medical conditions, and for individuals who work or live in high-risk settings.

The States of Chuuk and Pohnpei have joined the States of Yap and Kosrae in offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years, and for children aged 5 to 11.

The mandate for all FSM citizens residing in the FSM to receive the COVID-19 vaccine remains in effect. The FSM National Government strongly encourages all parents to ensure their children and adolescents become vaccinated against COVID-19.