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SUVA, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on Sunday urged Fijians to take COVID-19 booster shots to help reduce the spread of the virus.

Those who still haven't got their two jabs "are the ones that are spreading the virus", Bainimarama told a local radio program.

The Fijian government is now working to have their people receive booster shots, and has asked health officials to help out, according to Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC).

Bainimarama warned Fiji people that more viruses and sickness will be expected if they still don't take their booster dose. The Health Ministry is advising all eligible Fijians to take their boosters after three months of their first two doses.

He said the government has prepared 250,000 Pfizer vaccines to cater to those that have taken their first and second doses.

Fiji, a South Pacific island nation with a population of around 900,000, has recorded more than 65,000 COVID-19 cases with 865 deaths since March 2020 when the island nation reported its first confirmed COVID-19 case.

Currently, 95 percent of Fiji's eligible population above the age of 18 are double jabbed and the Ministry of Health is aiming to raise the rate to 95 percent.

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