AstraZeneca vaccinations in Addu & Kulhudhuffushi City commence today!

Vaccine registrations at Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital | Photo: KRH

Addu City, Maldives – The Southern and Nothern cities of Addu and Kulhudhuffushi have started administering AstraZeneca vaccines today.

While AstraZeneca jabs were administered in Addu City, Maradhoo district today, Kulhudhuffushi City aims to cover 500 people today. The northern city also plans to cover 2500 people in 5 days, starting from 28 July 2021.

The AstraZeneca vaccine is being administered in Kulhudhuffushi City using a queueing system, with queue numbers released from 08:00 to 10:00 everyday. To attain a queue number, individuals must bring their vaccine card if applicable, national ID and wear a surgical mask.

Addu City is using an appointment system to which hundreds have already registered for vaccinations.

AstraZeneca is administered as both the first and second dose in this round with enough vaccines acquired to jab the whole country’s eligible population. AstraZeneca vaccines will also be used as a replacement second dose for Covishield. Maldives aims to administer 90 percent of the eligible population with Covid-19 vaccines.

At present, 321,429 people have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccines, while 261,605 people are fully vaccinated.