The tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru has made a "world record" by vaccinating all its adult population for COVID-19. The country said, 108% of the estimated adult population, including foreigners, received the first dose of the vaccine. 


Nauru Vaccinates All Its Adults In "World Record" Effort


The tiny Pacific nation of Nauru has congratulated itself for a "world record" Covid-19 vaccination drive which resulted in all its adult population receiving their first jab.


Wednesday, 12/05/2021


The remote island nation, one of the few places in the world to remain virus-free, said the four-week vaccination campaign had exceeded expectations.

It said 7,392 people received the first dose, or 108 percent of the estimated adult population, with foreigners included in the figure.

"The National Coronavirus Taskforce is extremely pleased with this world record result and thanks to everyone on Nauru for playing their part to keep Nauru Covid free and safe," the government said in a statement.


Nauru received AstraZeneca vaccine doses as part of the global Covax programme aimed at boosting immunization in poorer nations.