COVID-19 Vaccinations

Vaccinations administered in the Cook Islands

Last updated Thursday 30 December 2021 at 10:00am

Eligible population = 12,972 aged 12yrs+


First dose administered



Second dose administered



Third (booster) dose administered



Total doses administered



  • The first round of 3rd dose vaccinations for Rarotonga and Aitutaki has now been completed.
  • Dates for 3rd vaccination dose for Pa Enua will be released shortly.
  • Eligibility Criteria for 3rd Vaccination Dose

  • Available to those aged 18 years and older
  • Have had a 4 month interval since 2nd dose
  • 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 1st Vaccination Dose

  • Available to those aged 12+ or older
  • Vaccination Certificates

    FREE vaccination certificates are being issued by TMO from the Nikao Hall.

    COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in the Cook Islands

    The COVID-19 vaccine will be free and voluntary for 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. By having the vaccine you’ll be playing your part to protect us all.

    Our COVID-19 Vaccination Timeline

    With the support of the New Zealand Government, we managed to secure sufficient Pfizer vaccines to provide full coverage for all our eligible population.

    Vaccination rollout for 16+ year old's began on 17th May 2021

    Vaccination rollout for 12-15 year old's began 8th October 2021

    Vaccination rollout for 5-14 year old's is still to be determined

    Quick Facts

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    The Pfizer vaccine is available in the Cook Islands
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    It is free to eligible people in the Cook Islands
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    It is voluntary to receive the vaccine.
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    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

    Download Resources

    COVID-19 Vaccination Information Sheet

    Vaccination Information Sheet for 12 - 15 year olds