Introduction

     The  Dept. of Administrative Services is an Executive Branch department of the American Samoa Government consisting of the Director's Office and several divisions: the ASG Mailroom, Printshop, Archives and Records Center, Housing, and Executive Office Bldg. Security-Maintenance.  Each division therefore functions according to policies and responsibilities regulated by the Director's Office.  The Director's Office also provides certain government services to the general public and ASG employees. These include ASG contracts and leases and personnel services with oversight of activities performed by Housing, Printshop, Mailroom, Archives and Records Center and EOB Security-Maintenance.  We are located at the Executive Office Bldg. in the village of Utulei, Tutuila, American Samoa. 684-633-4157/58. We welcome your comments and suggestions as we work to expand and improve our  public information website.

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               Director Afalava Eliki

Department of Administrative Services

      American Samoa's current DECLARATION OF ONGOING PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND STATE OF EMERGENCY for Aug. 26 to Sept. 25, 2022 is available at the COVID 19 ADVISORY link above. All DAS, Dept. of Administrative Services divisions therefore work to implement the current DECLARATION in response to potential community transmissions of COVID-19 variants. DAS Divisions can be contacted via phone or email for the latest information regarding public hrs., safety procedures and service adjustments. The public is respectfully requested to please follow the DECLARATION and to act responsibly during Aug. - Sept. by practicing safety precautions that reduce contagion. DAS otherwise recommends it's own "4 W" exercises: WEAR a mask during all public interactions (especially N-95, KN-95 or KF-94 type masks); WASH hands frequently and thoroughly after contact with public surfaces; WATCH social distance by staying at least 6 ft. apart at all times; and to be WARY of crowding and ventilation when in public buildings and approved businesses. We also recommend remaining conscious of possibly asymptomatic people.

 

     Dept. of Administrative Services otherwise continues to observe current CDC Centers for Disease Control website guidelines regarding primary vaccinations and boosters and the new updated Pfizer or Moderna boosters for American Samoa residents. As of Sept. 8, 2022, CDC recommends the following:       

                                             

Babies, children & teens:

3 Pfizer doses only for babies and children 6 months-4 yrs old or

2 Pfizer doses and a Pfizer booster for children and teens 5 -11 yrs old or,

2 Pfizer doses and an updated Pfizer booster for childern and teens 12-17 yrs old or,

2 Moderna doses only for babies and children and teens 6 months-11 yrs old or,

2 Moderna doses and an updated Moderna booster for teens 12 - 17 yrs old or,

 

2 Novavax doses and an updated Pfizer or Moderna booster for children 12 - 17 yrs old.

No J & J doses should be used for babies, children and teens.

Adults:

2 Pfizer or Moderna shots and an updated booster for people 18 yrs. and above, or,

2 Novavax shots and an updated booster for people 18 and aboveor,

1 J&J shot and an updated booster for people 18 and above.

 

Aliens:

Persons who got 1-2 CDC approved WHO vaccine shots and boosters in other countries are considered up to date when a Pfizer or Moderna booster(s) or an updated booster is taken.

 

Persons who received unapproved CDC or WHO vaccines should wait 28 days before starting 2 Pfizer, Moderna, Novavax or 1 J&J primary shots and appropriate booster(s).

 

The CDC does not recommend mixing your first 2 shots and only updated boosters are now recommended for people age 12 and above. However, children 5-11 who got Pfizer doses should get a Pfizer booster. And children and teens 12-17 who got Moderna or Novavax should also get a Pfizer booster rather than an updated booster.

 

COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters, testing and medication is available at your local clinic or LBJ for all experiencing symptoms. Asymptomatic people without symptoms can also test if uncertain. Call Dept. of Health at 219 for the latest exact vaccine/age/dosage information. Continued thanks to American Samoa and National Federal partners for guarding the public from COVID-19 variants. For more information on the Aug 26 -Sept 25th DECLARATION advisories and CDC recommendations, press the COVID-19 ADVISORY link above and/or the CDC link below. Thank you!

     O iei le FA'ALIGA VEVESIIGA SOIFUA MALOLOINA MA VEVESIIGA LAUTELE TUMAU Amelika Samoa mo Aukuso 26 - Setema 25, 2022, i le liniki "COVID-19 ADVISORY" i luga. Ua fa'atino lava le Ofisa Puleaga ma ona lala i lea FA'ALIGA a ua le vailisi KOVITI-19. Fa'asota'i Ofisa Puleaga i le telefoni po'o le imeli mo fa'amatalaga itula ofisa; gaioioiga saogalemu; ma suiiga galuega ta'itasi. Ma te fa'atalosaga lava i le lautele mamalu fa'amolemole ina talia le FA'ALIGA ina saogalemu le masina o Aukuso ma Setema. Ua eu fo'i mata'itusi Fa si matou aufaigaluega: "4 F" - FA'AOGA se punifofoga (ae maise tuaiga N-95, KN-95, KF-94); FUFULU mama lima pe fa'apea e te pa'i ni meafale ofisa; FA'AVA 6 ft. mai isi tagata i taimi uma; ma FAITETE i tagata ua popoto i ofisa ma pisinisi eseese pe a fai ua ea punitia. Ma e fa'amanatu ina iloa latou e le'i foliga ua ma'i.

 

     Ua ma te vaai lava puipuiga fa'asalalau o le uepisaiti CDC i uiga tui vakisini ma pusata tatau mo tagata alala Amelika Samoa. Mai 9/8/22, ua fa'asalalau fou le CDC e fa'apea:

 

Pepe, Tama-Teine iti ma Tupulaga iti:

3 tui Pfizer mo pepe ma tamaiti 6 masina-4 tausaga po'o le,

 

2 tui Pfizer ma 1 pusata Pfizer mo tupulaga 5-11 tausaga po'o le,

 

2 tui Pfizer ma 1 pusata fou Pfizer mo tupulaga 12-17 tausaga po'o le,

 

2 tui Moderna mo pepe ma tamiti 6 masina-11 tausaga, po'o le,

2 tui Moderna mo 1 pusata fou Moderna mo tupulaga 12-17, po'o le,

2 tui Novavax mo 1 pusata fou Pfizer po'o Moderna mo tupulaga 12-17 tausaga.

Tagata Matatua:

 

2 tui Pfizer po'o le Moderna ma 1 pusata fou mo tagata matatua i le 18 tausaga, po'o le,

 

2 tui Novavax ma 1 pusata fou Pfizer po'o Moderna mo tagata matua i le 18 tausaga po'o le,

 

1 tui J&J ma 1 pusata fou Pfizer po'o le Moderna mo tagata matua i le 18 tausaga.

Tagata Isi Atunu'u:

E atoa vakisini tagata mai isi atunu'u, pe afai ua 2 tui ma le 1-2 pusata o se vakisini WHO ma le 1 pusata fou.

Afai e na'o se 1 tui vakisini WHO, e atoa puipuiga pe a fa'apopo se tui 1 Pfizer, Moderna po'o Novavax po'o le 1 pusata fou.

 

A o tagata sa tui i se vakisini e'ese mai le WHO/CDC, e tatau na 1 pusata Pfizer po'o le Moderna pe a atoa 28 aso talumai le tui vakisini e'ese, po'o le 1 pusata fou.

    

E iai tui vakisini, suega ma vai KOVITI-19 i lou falema'i po'o le LBJ, mo tagata uma. E mafai fo'i e fai suega mo tagata ua le loga ni ma'i. Valaau i 219, le Ofisa Soifua Maloloina, mo fa'amatalaga sa'o o tui ma pusata tatau. Fa'a Fa'afetai Tele pea le uma ia le au galuega Amelika Samoa ma paaga O le Malo Tele e fa'apuipuia le vailisi KOVITI-19. Mo fautuaga fou atilia'e o le FA'ALIGA Aukuso-Setema, fa'a omi le liniki "COVID-19 ADVISORY" i luga po'o le liniki CDC o i lalo. Soifua.

Current CDC website link/liniki CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html