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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

     Honorable Governor Lemanu P. S. Mauga approved and ceased the COVID-19 emergency monthly DECLARATIONS on December 1, 2022. However, due to ongoing variant mutations, a new normal still requires caution. Vaccines, boosters, testing, treatments and other mitigation measures will therefore remain available for the ongoing safety and well-being of the American Samoa community and it's visitors. The population is accordingly encouraged to:

Wear a mask when appropriate; 

Clean and disinfect surfaces regularly; 

Wash hands often with soap and water or sanitizer; and

Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.

The Dept. of Adm. Service Divisions will therefore continue to adapt towards long term recovery measures and retain it's COVID 19 ADVISORY webpage link for public convenience.

The Dept. of Administrative Services will also continue observation of ongoing CDC Centers for Disease Control website notices regarding updates to vaccinations and boosters research. As of Jan 25, 2023, the CDC continues to recommend bivalent booster doses for babies/children 6 mo. - 4 yrs. old and modified bivalent doses for children 5-17 yrs. old.  Adult and Alien recommendations remain the same since last month.  

                                             

Babies, children & teens:

2 Pfizer primary doses & and 1 bivalent Pfizer dose for babes/children 6 mo-4 yr or

2 Pfizer primary doses and a bivalent Pfizer booster only for children 5 yrs. old. or,

2 Pfizer primary shots and a bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster for children 6-17 yrs. 

2 Moderna primary doses and 1 bivalent Moderna booster for babies/children 6mo-4yrs, or,

2 Moderna primary doses and a bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster dose for 5 yr. olds or,

2 Moderna primary doses and a bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster for 6 -17 yr. olds or,

 

2 Novavax primary doses and a bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster for 12 - 17 yrs old.

No J & J doses are recommended for babies, children and teens.

Adults:

2 Pfizer primary shots and a  bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster for 18 yrs. & above, or,

2 Moderna primary shots and a bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster for 18 yrs. & above, or,

2 Novavax primary shots and a bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster for 18 yrs. & above.

   (Note: 1 Novavax booster option is available for persons with 2 Novovax primary shots) or, 

1 J&J primary shot and a bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster for people 18 & above.

   (Note: a J&J booster option is now available for certain persons with 1 J&J primary shot)

Foreigners and Visitors:

The CDC recognizes certain World Health Organization WHO Vaccines: AstraZeneca/Oxford; Sinopharm; Sinovac; COVAXIN; Covovax; and CanSino. While the CDC does not recommend mixing your first 2 primary shots, persons who got 1-2 CDC/WHO mixed or same vaccine shots and/or 1-3 boosters in other countries are considered up to date if those primary doses were completed and a bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster(s) is received.

Persons who got unapproved CDC or WHO vaccines should wait 28 days before starting over with 2 primary Pfizer, Moderna, Novavax doses or 1 J&J primary shot. Afterwards, a bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster is recommended. Optional Novavax or J&J primary boosters are also available.

Pfizer or Moderna bivalent booster doses are available for babies/children 6 mo.-4 yrs. old.

5 yr olds with 2 primary Pfizer shots must only get a Pfizer bivalent booster however.

Pfizer and Moderna bivalent  booster doses are allowed for children 6 -11 yrs old who completed their 2 primary monovalent Pfizer or Moderna doses.

 

All persons 6 yrs old and above can get a bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster after their first 2 primary shots or last monovalent booster.

 

Persons over 18 who received Novavax or J&J primary shots can choose a Novavax or J&J booster if they are vulnerable to Pfizer or Moderna and should consult a doctor.

bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster is recommended at least 2 mos. after your last booster according to your particular age.

bivalent Pfizer or Moderna booster is recommended at least 3 mos. after a COVID infection.

Certain COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters, testing and medication are available at your local clinic or LBJ for those 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 first responders for guarding the public from new COVID-19 variants. For information about ongoing advisories and CDC recommendations, just press the COVID-19 ADVISORY link above and/or the CDC link below. Thank you!

        Sa talia afioga Kovana Lemanu P. S. Mauga le gataiga o FA'ALIGA VEVESIIGA SOIFUA MALOLOINA MA VEVESIIGA LAUTELE TUMAU ta'i masina i le aso 1 Tesema, 2022. Peita'i, ina e tau lava ga fa'itete la'asaga o le olaga fou, la iai pea vakisini, pusata, suega, vailaau ma failoga masani ina soifua maloloina pea tagata Amelika Samoa ma ona tagata malaga mai. Ina la, e fa'amanatu atu le Ofisa Puleaga o le Malo e:

Fa'aoga se punifofoga pe a tau;

Fa'amasani ina fufulu mama mea e papa'i iai; 

                         

Fufulu lima i fasimoli, vai, po'o se sanitizer;

Oua lata i tagata mama'i.

E fa'atautua lava la le Ofisa Puleaga O Le Malo ina agai se malosiaga manuia. E fa'aoga pea la le liniki "COVID-19 ADVISORY" i luga mo le saogalemu.

 

     E vaaia lava fo'i puipuiga fa'asalalau o le uepisaiti CDC Amelika i uiga su'esu'ega vakisini ma pusata tatau. Talu mai 1/25/23, ua talia CDC le pusata bivalent e fa'a tofo mo pepe ma tamaiti 6 masina - 4 tausaga. E talia le pusata bivalent e fa'a tofo iai tupulaga 5-17 tausaga. A ua le suia tui mo tagata matatua ma tagata atunu'u ese talu mai masina ia ua te'a.

Pepe, Tama-Teine iti ma Tupulaga iti:

2 tui Pfizer muamua ma 1 tui Pfizer fou tofo mo pepe ma tamaiti 6 ma.-4 tausaga,po'o le,

2 tui Pfizer muamua ma 1 tui pusata Pfizer fou tofo mo tamaiti 5 tausaga, po'o le,

2 tui Pfizer muamua ma 1 pusata fou Pfizer po'o Moderna tofo mo tamaiti/tupulaga 6-17.

2 tui Moderna muamua ma 1 pusata fou Moderna tofo mo pepe/tamaiti 6 ma.-4 tausaga,po'o 

2 tui Moderna (muamua) ma 1 pusata fou Pfizer po'o Moderna mo tamaiti 5 -17 tausaga,po'o 

2 tui Novavax (muamua) ma 1 pusata fou Pfizer po'o Moderna mo tamaiti 12-17.

 

E le fa'aoga le tui J&J mo pepe ma tamaiti.

Tagata Matatua:

 

2 tui Pfizer muamua ma 1 pusata fou Pfizer po'o Moderna mo tagata 18 ma luga, po'o le,

2 tui Moderna muamua ma 1 pusata fou Pfizer po'o Moderna mo tagata 18 ma luga, po'o le,

2 tui Novavax muamua ma 1 pusata fou Pfizer po'o Moderna mo tagata 18 ma luga,

 (Peita'i: Ua iei 1 pusata Novavax fou e mafai na filifilia latou sa 2 tui Novavax) po'o le, 

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

 (Peita'i: Ua iei 1 pusata J&J fou e mafai na filifilia latou sa 1 tui J&J). Fesili i lou foma'i.

Tagata malaga mai Atunu'u ese:

E talia le CDC nai tui WHO: AstraZeneca/Oxford; Sinopharm; Sinovac; COVAXIN; Covovax; ma CanSino. E faimai CDC e lelei pe e tutusa vakisini lua muamua. Ma e atoa la vakisini tagata mai isi atunu'u pe afai ua 2 tui vakisini muamua WHO ma nai pusata sa fai, pe a fa'apopo le 1 tui pusata fou Pfizer po'o Moderna e fua agai le tausaga. Ua iei fo'i pusata fou Novavax ma J&J mo latou e lavelavea i nai tui fou Pfizer po'o Moderna. Fesili i lou foma'i.

A mo tagata sa tui i se vakisini e e'ese mai le WHO/CDC, e tatau na toi amata tui vakisini lua muamua mai le CDC po'o le WHO pe atoa 28 aso talumai le vakisini e'ese. Ma e atoa la le vakisini pe e fa'aso'o loa ma le 1 tui pusata fou Pfizer po'o le Moderna (Po'o nai pusata Novavax ma J&J mo latou e filifilia ia tui).

Ua iai le pusata fou mo pepe ma tamaiti 6 masina agai 4-5 tausaga.

Na'o le tui Pfizer fou ua tatau mo tamaiti 5 tausaga lia sa tui muamua i le Pfizer.  

 

O tamaiti ma tagata ua 6-17 tausaga ma luga e mafai na tui i le pusata fou Pfizer po'o Moderna pe afai ua uma tui lua muamua ma nai pusata sa fai.

 

E taua le tui fou Pfizer po'o Moderna mo tagata 18 tausaga ma luga; po'o pusata Novavax ma J&J mo latou e filifilia iai.

E lelei le 1 tui fou Pfizer po'o Moderna. E fua agai tausaga. Ma e lelei le tui pe afai ua 2 masina talumai se tui po'o pusata sa fai.

E lelei fo'i le 1 tui fou Pfizer po'o Moderna pe afai ua atoa se 3 masina talumai se ma'i KOVITI-19.

 

E iai isi tui vakisini fou, 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 fou. Toi Fa'a Fa'afetai tele i le au foma'i ma au tosima'i Amelika Samoa ma oga paaga o le Malo Tele e galue fa'asao ese le vailisi KOVITI-19. Mo nisi autuaga fou, 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

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