Male’, Maldives – The Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed last night that more than 300,000 individuals have been fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus in Maldives.
Latest statistics released by the HPA shows that while 376,630 individuals have administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, a total of 300,064 individuals have completed both doses of the vaccine.
According to the Spokesperson at the President’s Office, Mohamed Mabrook Azeez, 84 per cent of the eligible population over the age of 18 years had been vaccinated against the virus, while 81 per cent of the eligible population above the age of 12 years had been vaccinated against Covid-19 as well. He also revealed that, in comparison with the rest of the world, the Maldives had made significant progress in its vaccination program.
On August 02, 2021, Maldives initiated a large-scale Covid-19 vaccination program in the capital Male’ city and the atolls after the island nation procured enough Covid-19 vaccine doses to completely vaccinate all the residents in the country. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih earlier revealed the government aims to inoculate 90 per cent of the eligible population residing in the Maldives by the end of August 2021.