Te Marae Ora (TMO), Ministry of Health is advising the public to stay warm and stay hydrated.
of Health Bob Williams, though confirming that there has not been any flu /
influenza cases reported in the Cook Islands, says most cases reported are
those of common colds.
said so far there have been no trends showing in regards to the cold.
Rarotonga’s temperature being 22 degrees Celsius, Williams has advised people:
“Say warm, stay hydrated by drinking heaps of water/nu. Visit
the Community Health Clinics or book an appointment at the Tupapa Primary
Health Care Centre if you’re not well.”
earlier report, director of Hospital Health Services, Doctor Yin Yin May,said
67 influenza-like illnesses were reported to TMO in March.
was confirmed there have been five cases of influenza to date since January 1,
said influenza vaccines for 2023 will be in the country on June 5 and Public
Health will be providing vaccination to the public as per TMO eligibility
said the last week of April or May is usually when TMO receives influenza
vaccines from the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
said there were no concerns at this stage and staff were monitoring the