The Ministry of Health’s Dr Sarah Habu says up to 3,234 people have been vaccinated since community vaccinations started on Monday.

The change in approach to the vaccination program was implemented because of community transmission in Honiara, and the need to reduce crowds gathering at a single site.

Dr Habu says the areas that have been visited and vaccinations administered are the Lord Howe settlement, Fiji quarters, Namoruka in White River, Rove, Lau valley, Fishing village and Jackson ridge.

Dr Habu says that turnout so far has been good, and it is encouraging to see pregnant mothers coming forward.

There are now a combined total of 38 hotspots identified by the Ministry of Health throughout Honiara and parts of Guadalcanal.

Those living in these areas are advised to limit movements. The general public are advised to keep away from these areas until the extent of the spread is identified.

The Health Ministry will provide an update to the general public on tommorow's community vaccination program.