Fiji had a measles vaccination coverage of 94% in 2018 based on the World Health Organisation and UNICEF estimates.
This has been clarified by UNICEF which had said on Tuesday that Fiji has a measles coverage of 81% for the first dose in 2018 based on available data.
In Fiji, there are now 9 confirmed cases of measles from the Serua/Namosi subdivision.
The 2 new cases are of a 15-year-old from Wainadoi and a 2-year-old who had been staying in Waibogi, Serua.
The Health Ministry says the 2-year-old had returned home to Koronivia and is currently admitted under isolation at the CWM Hospital in Suva after returning from the Nakasi Health Centre on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.