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Vax drive covers Mitiaro and Atiu

Wednesday 27 October 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National, Outer Islands

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Vax drive covers Mitiaro and Atiu
Covid-19 vaccines

Young people aged 12 to 15 years on Aitutaki, Mitiaro and Atiu have had the opportunity to receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, so too have a number of adults who missed out first time around.

On Aitutaki a total of 144 youth received their first dose, representing 82.3 per cent of the eligible population, said a statement from Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health.

On Atiu, 28 of 12-15 year olds received their first dose, representing 84.8 per cent of the eligible population, and on Mitiaro 100 per cent of the 12-15 year old population (12) received their first dose last week.

Across the three islands, 63 adults (16 years and over) received their first vaccination dose and seven adults received their second dose.

The vaccination team will arrive in Mauke this Wednesday, October 27.

The second dose for those on Rarotonga will be administered this Saturday (8am-7pm) and Sunday (8am-4pm).

The vaccination team will be in Mangaia next Monday and Tuesday and then travelling to Aitutaki to deliver the second dose on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6.