Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital has announced that Covid-19 vaccination will begin for people above the age of 55 will start in Addu City tomorrow.
According to AEH, vaccination will go on from 10:00 till 16:00 in all the parts of Addu City. Vaccination in Hithadhoo will be carried out in Sharafudheen School, Irushadhiyya School in Maradhoo, MaradhooFeydhoo citizens, Feydhoo School for Feydhoo people and Seen Atoll School for Hulhumeedhoo people.
Those who are going to receive the vaccine were instructed to bring in an official identification document, such as their national ID cards, as well as to ensure the following;
- Ensure that there are no signs or symptoms of the virus in the person going to get vaccinated
- Ensure that the individual is not quarantined
- Wear a loose outfit which provides easy access to vaccination site (upper arm area)
- Eat well prior to getting vaccinated
- Carry a water bottle when going for the shot
- Ensure that the recipient is not accompanied by more than one bystander
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.
Maldives received 100,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine from India, which is currently in use, while additional 700,000 doses procured by the country are to be received within the March. However, the country will receive the vaccine shipment from World Health Organization (WHO), which would be sufficient to vaccinate at least 20 percent of the population of the country, with in the upcoming two weeks.
While China has also decided to donate 100,000 vaccines to the country, Maldives already received 5,000 doses of the Chinese made sinopharm vaccine via a donor Health Protection Agency has not yet named.