Covid-19 Vaccination on going in Addu despite monitoring status

Nurses prepping to administer Covishield vaccine | Photo: President's Office

Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) has revealed that the vaccination program for Covid-19 will go on, despite the monitoring status that has been placed on the city by Health Protection Agency (HPA).

An official of the hospital confirmed that the vaccination program will go on at Addu High School from morning 10:00 to 16:00 for all health care workers, front line workers and individuals over the age of 65, who are residing in the city.

According to the official, no prior registration is required. However it is encouraged to register with prior to going to vaccination centers, in order to speed up the vaccination registration process.

The Covid-19 Dhifaau campaign, which is the national vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in the Maldives, started in Addu City on the 1st of February, vaccinating only health care workers. However, administering the inoculation for those above the age of 65 started a couple of days later, and has since been on going.

Currently Addu City is under monitoring status following multiple cases of Covid-19 being recorded after two individuals who consulted the Addu Flu Clinic tested positive.