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Thursday 27 January 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Health, National


Vaccination rollout to resume in Rarotonga
Mauke’s entire eligible population has received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. PHOTO: TMO/ 21062813

The Covid-19 Pfizer vaccination rollout will resume in Rarotonga this Friday and Saturday for all eligible people over 12.

Third booster doses will be offered to those over 18 who had their second dose at least four months ago.

The vaccination rollout will move to the Pa Enua next week – in Atiu on Monday, Mitiaro and Mauke on Tuesday and Mangaia on Thursday. 

People are asked to come to the Social Centre between 8am to 6pm and bring a copy of their passport photo page or birth certificate.

The Cook Islands has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world with 99.6 per cent of the eligible population with at least one dose and 97 per cent with a second.

The booster/third dose has been received by 70 per cent of the eligible populations on Rarotonga and Aitutaki.

In his address on Tuesday, Prime Minister Mark Brown said vaccination for children between five to 11 is expected to start within the next two weeks.

Brown said he is aware there were very few unvaccinated people in the Pa Enua but anyone who had a change of mind was welcome to start their vaccination process.

The distribution of vaccination certificates resumed this week after a break because of the tropical depression.

If you yet to pick up your certificate, call into the Nikao CICC Church between 9am and 4pm today or Friday.  If you are in urgent need of a Vaccination Certificate, email