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Fast-Spreading Immunity! Guam Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to 16 Years Old

Sunset at Tumon Bay in Guam photo via Depositphotos

Since receiving its first shipment of vaccines on December 15th, 2020, Guam has been proactively vaccinating the island based on their priority groups. As of March 29th, Guam has fully vaccinated over 25% of its qualified population and over 39% have received at least one dose.

Sunset at Tumon Bay in Guam photo via Depositphotos
Sunset at Tumon Bay in Guam photo via Depositphotos

In order to accelerate the process and faster reach the target set by the Governor, who aims to vaccinate 50% of Guam’s adult population (approximately 62,500 people) by May 1st, and 80% of the qualified population by July 21st, the Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Policy Committee (VAPPC) has approved to expand the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility criteria to residents ages 16 years and older.

Effective immediately, minors can get vaccinated at designated medical facilities and locations.

On another hand, Guam has been reporting low positive numbers in recent months to demonstrate the effectiveness of the system to contain the COVID-19 virus on the island. Also, GVB’s Guam Safe Certified x WTTC Safe Travels is now available for stores and businesses to apply to showcase their health and hygiene protocol and get ready for tourism reopening.

GVB stated that they are working day and night just to provide a safe and hygiene travel destination for those who favor Guam. As the island continues to work day and night to combat the pandemic, the consumers shall soon expect to return to Guam once again.

Guam Tourism Information

Guam’s natural beauty and white sandy beaches make it one of the most desired tourist destinations. Guam is the largest island in Micronesia at 550 square kilometers with approximately 170,000 inhabitants. Visitors can experience all kinds of activities, including snorkeling, tax-free shopping, and cultural and historical sightseeing.

Searching for the best Guam hotels, resorts, and affordable flights in the nearby Cities? Check out our list of affordable Guam hotels and resorts via Agoda, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in Guam.

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Also read: Top Picks: 10 Best Hotels And Resorts In Guam

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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