Covishield 2nd dose appointments not available for Addu City: AEH

Covishield 2 doses | Photo: PTI

Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital on Sunday, informed that that they do not have any current plans, of opening up for appointments in advance.

AEH stated that that currently do not know when the second doses will be available. The hospital noted that the hospital will announce when they are ready for the administration of the second dose of Covishield and Astrezeneka vaccine.

The statement from AEH comes while the Health Protection Agency on Saturday, announced for those who need to get the second dose of Covishield vaccine, to register for appointments online.

According to the latest statistics released by HPA, 21 people were administered the first dose, and 293 received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine yesterday. This takes the total sum of those who received the first dose to 317,244 and the sum of those who have received both doses of the vaccine to 191,725.

Maldives recently saw the biggest wave of Covid-19 to have hit the country since the pandemic began in early 2020. However, the cases are currently decreasing and HPA has been easing some of the protective measures implemented. Alarmingly, the most recent case numbers indicate a higher positive rate in the islands while capital city Malé recovers.