Vaccination for 16 and 17 year olds: Booster Shot

11 April 2022

Te Marae Ora will be offering all eligible 16 and 17 years olds on Rarotonga and Aitutaki the opportunity to get their third/booster shot in the coming week.

To be eligible these teens must have had their second dose at least 6 months ago.

Te Marae Ora is checking their records and will be contacting all those who are eligible this week. However, if you are aware of any 16 and 17 year old’s who have had their first and/or second dose in New Zealand or elsewhere at least 6 months ago please encourage them to come along for their third/booster dose.

The vaccination clinic will be set up at the National Auditorium in Rarotonga this Saturday (16 April) from 8am to 4pm.

On Tuesday (19th April) the Vaccination Team will be operating out of Aitutaki Hospital from 8am to 4pm.

Te Marae Ora will be extending the roll-out to include anyone 12 years and over who wishes to continue or begin their COVID-19 vaccinations, that is, doses 1, 2 and the booster (3rd) dose will be available at the locations and times stated above.

As of 9am this morning a total of 3449 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the Cook Islands. Of this number 2734 have recovered and 715 remain active, with 42 of these on Aitutaki, the balance (673) on Rarotonga.

Just a reminder too that “Green Cards” are only available to those who contract COVID-19 in the Cook Islands.


ENDS: For more information, please visit or contact Jaewynn McKay; [email protected]   +682 55486