Expats eligible for Covid-19 vaccination in Addu City

A nurse at Addu Equatorial Hospital prepares to administer a dose of Covishield Covid-19 vaccine | Photo: adduLIVE

Addu City, Maldives – Addu Emergency Operation Centre (AEOC) said that vaccination will continue in Addu tomorrow as well for Maldivians and expatriate workers alike.

AEOC noted that expatriates have to bring passport copy and supporting medical documents when coming to recieve the vaccine.

Vacciation will continue for Maldivians above the age of 18, expatriates above 18 years of age (with comorbidities) and Maldivians above 30 years of age.

In the latest statistics published by the Health Protection Agency, a total of 111,415 individuals were recorded to have gotten the first jab, which includes 75,163 in the capital, Malé area, while the remaining 36,252 were from the rest of the country.

Maldives is currently administering the Covishield vaccine mass produced by the Serum Institute of India, which is essentially the same as the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by Oxford University and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.

Although this is the only vaccine approved for use in the Maldives, the country has also received the Chinese made Sinopharm vaccine, which is currently under review.

In total, Maldives has secured more than 1.1 million doses of the vaccine, meaning that the entire population can get vaccinated soon – something which the government of Maldives aims to achieve within the next six months.