Covid-19 Vaccination starts for people over 60 in Fuvahmulah

Elderly people in queue to administer Covid-19 vaccine in Fuvahmulah City. | Photo: Ali Izzath

Fuvahmulah City, Maldives – Vaccination has started for citizens above the age of 60 in Fuvahmulah city.

The vaccination in Fuvahmulah City is currently only available Gnaviyani Atholhu Thauleemi Marukazu for the citizens above the age of 60. Vaccination will continue till 18:00 today and is scheduled to begin tomorrow morning at 08:15 as well.

As the vaccination program begins in Fuvahmulah city, sources inform that a large amount of people are already in queue to administer the first dose of Covishield vaccine.

The one island city, is under monitoring as authorities conduct contact tracing and random sampling as two clusters were recently found in the city.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) urges the people from older categories to complete vaccination and noted that vaccination reduces severity of disease by 100 percent which is why it is important that elderly and high risk people get vaccinated.

As of yesterday, 56,218 have been vaccinated for Covid-19 from Maldives. Vaccination is currently ongoing in various parts of the country, which includes six vaccination centers in Malé, and four within the atolls.

The vaccine currently being administered in Maldives is the Covishield vaccine, licensed by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, in collaboration with Oxford University, and mass produced by the Serum Institute of India.