Correction: This article was amended on November 26 because the Director-General of Health incorrectly told media 6000 vaccines were taken. The correct figure is 60 doses.

Health officials in Samoa have begun an investigation after measles vaccines were taken without official authorisation from the hospital and administered for a fee at unregistered clinics.

Sixty vaccines had to be destroyed because they were not being stored correctly at the suspect clinics.

It comes as the crisis only worsens in Samoa, with 25 now confirmed dead and hundreds of new patients overloading hospitals.

CDC / Cynthia S. Goldsmith & William Bellini, PhD

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