Cook Islands COVID-19 cases
The first case of COVID-19 was recorded in the Cook Islands on the 13th February, 2022. Since then over 5,000 cases have been reported across 6 islands.
Last updated: 13 March 2023
COVID-19 deaths and hospitalisations
Total number of COVID-19 related deaths and hospitalisations in the Cook Islands.
Last updated: 13 March 2023
Case in hospital
|Total cases by location|
Public Health Measures+
- The Public Health Measures under the COVID-19 Safe Framework outline how the Cook Islands will operate.
- It is important that you are actively aware of these Public Health Measures to keep yourself and others safe.
- For more info visit: Public Health Measures.
Vaccinations uptake in the Cook Islands
The Cook Islands had a staggered rollout program for COVID-19 Vaccinations for the eligible population
- The Vaccination rollout for 16+ year olds began on the 17 May 2021
- The Vaccination rollout for 12-15 year olds began on the 8 October 2021
- The Vaccination rollout for 5-11 year olds began on the 3 February 2022
Eligible 12yrs+ population: 13,210
Eligible 5yrs+ population: 2,083
Last updated: 10 May 2022 at 8am
Eligible population 12yrs+ with 1 dose
Eligible population 5-11yrs with 1 dose
Eligible population 12yrs+ with 2 doses
Eligible population 5-11yrs with 2 doses
Eligible population 16yrs+ with 3 doses
Eligible population 5-15yrs with 3 doses
Total doses administered
Eligibility Criteria for COVID-19 Vaccinations+
- The Pfizer vaccine is free and voluntary to eligible residents in the Cook Islands, regardless of their visa or citizenship status.
- Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your family and our islands from the effects of the virus. It’s one way we can fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect our welfare and wellbeing.
Eligibility Criteria for 1st Vaccination Dose
- Available to those aged 5+ or older
Eligibility Criteria for 2nd Vaccination Dose
- Available to those aged 12+ or older
- Has Been 14+ days since receiving your 1st dose
Eligibility Criteria for 3rd Vaccination Dose
- Available to those aged 18 years and older
- Have had a 4 month interval since 2nd dose
- Vaccination Certificates are free for everyone in the Cook Islands
- Vaccination Certificates can be obtained from the Rarotonga Hospital. Contact 22664 for information
The Pfizer vaccine is available in the Cook Islands.
It is free to eligible people in the Cook Islands.
It is voluntary to receive the vaccine.
You will need to get 2 separate vaccine doses for the best protection. A 3rd booster shot is also recommended.
Vaccination Update 3 - Getting ready for your vaccination
Public Notice 1: Rarotonga COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout
FAQs with Dr. Teariki Puni
Vaccination Update 2 – What to expect
Vaccine Update 1 – Important numbers to call
|12 Jan 2023||COVID-19 related death in Mauke||TMO|
|5 Jan 2023||COVID-19 Media update | 05 January 2023||TMO|
|3 Oct 2022||Secretary of Health Direction - Port of Entry & Travel to the Pa Enua||TMO|