UNICEF hits out at anti-vaxxers over 'dangerous' message

That comment from UNICEF Pacific representative, Sheldon Yett, comes as Samoa's government reports that measles has now claimed the lives of 72 people- since the outbreak began in October.

The government today said 4995 measles cases had been reported since the outbreak, with 75 cases recorded in the past 24 hours.

UNICEF is the world's largest procurer of vaccines for preventable diseases, including the Measles Mumps and Rubella or MMR.

Mr Yett said Samoa's national emergency immunisation campaign had been very successful with 93 percent coverage now established.