JUST IN: America’s Pfizer vaccine shipment arrives in Maldives

Covid-19 vaccine
Pfizer says its experimental COVID-19 vaccine is 95% effective | Photo: AFP

Male’, Maldives – Maldives, today, received the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine shipment gifted from the United States.

America had earlier announced that they would be aiding Maldives with Covid-19 vaccine through COVAX facility. However, they did not confirm on the type of vaccine and the amount of doses.

An official of the Foreign Ministry informed today that America donated Pfizer vaccine to the Maldives. The number of doses is yet to be released.

On August 02, 2021, Maldives initiated a large-scale Covid-19 vaccination program in the capital Male’ city and the atolls since the country has procured enough Covid-19 vaccine doses to completely vaccinate all the residents in the country. 

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih earlier revealed the government’s preparation on initiating a large-scale Covid-19 vaccination program, that aims to inoculate 90 per cent of the eligible population residing in the Maldives by the end of August 2021.

The program would continue until every resident completes their vaccine.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

At present, a total of 330,504 people have administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine while only 284,329 people have fully administered the Covid-19 doses.