Daily vaccination capacity in Addu to be increased to 1,000

Covid-19 vaccination in Addu City | Photo: Mihaaru

Addu City, Maldives — The Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) has announced that they are working on increasing the daily vaccination amount in Addu City to 1,000.

While speaking at a press conference that was held by the Addu Emergency Operation Center (Addu EOC) last night, Mohamed Najeeb spoke on behalf of AEH and informed that in preparation to increase the daily rate of vaccination in Addu City, they have already increased the amount of vaccination centers in Addu City. Najeeb informed that from today onwards, several schools in Addu City will carry out vaccination for the top priority people.

Our target is to arrange ways to vaccinate up to 1,000 people as a daily rate in Addu City.

Mohamed Najeeb, AEH

Maldives began vaccination on February 1st with the program currently ongoing in various parts of the country, including Male’ and four other atolls including Addu City. Since then, the southernmost city has vaccinated a total of 1,647 people.

Out of the vaccinated 1,647 people, most of the people are residents of the most populous district in Addu City, Hithadhoo. Addu EOC informs from Addu City, they have vaccinated a total of 1,306 from Hithadhoo people up to date.

The vaccination amount in the remaining joint islands remains low with, 141 people vaccinated from Feydhoo, 112 people vaccinated from Maradhoo and 22 people vaccinated from Maradhoofeydhoo. So far, only 66 people have been vaccinated from the joint district of Hulhumeedhoo of Addu City.

While Addu has begun vaccinating elderly people above the age of 60 today, the amount of active cases in the city has topped 61 over the past few weeks. Out of these, there are currently three people admitted and receiving care at the hospitals in Addu City.