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.
Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health (TMO) may look into adopting New Zealand’s ‘no jab, no job’ policy that requires healthcare, schools and early childhood staff be vaccinated against Covid-19 or lose their jobs by the end of the year.
The local mental health organisation will tomorrow mark the World Mental Health Day, date that is recognised each year on October 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues globally and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health.
At 8am yesterday the Nikao Social Centre was brimming with people, with an overwhelmingly positive response from parents and guardians who accompanied their children to receive their first Pfizer vaccination.
The Cook Islands Red Cross Society will continue to support contact tracing efforts by providing the use of their facilities for isolation of the contact tracing team in the event of a future potential outbreak, says staff member Rose Winter.